CFS Foundation Rose – Firestar New Release

ROSE LAUNCHED TO BENEFIT THE WORK OF THE CFS FOUNDATION

 

On 17 November, 2015 ‘FireStar’ was named the official rose of the CFS Foundation to raise funds for the work undertaken by the Country Fire Service Foundation in South Australia. Their mission is to ensure that funds are available to support CFS volunteers and their families in their time of need.

The beginning of the bushfire season makes us all aware of the danger of bushfires and the great job 13,500 SA CFS volunteers perform across our state 365 days a year.

The CFS Foundation has given support to numerous volunteers and their families as a result of bushfires, including helping the families of two South Australian CFS volunteers who were killed undertaking their community emergency service. Another example was providing assistance to SA CFS volunteers and their families who lost everything during the Sampson Flat fires.

Photo by Melanie Trimper

Photo by Melanie Trimper

The internationally awarded ‘FireStar’ rose has unusually frilly petals and a kaleidoscope of colour, starting from scarlet buds opening to mandarin orange then softening to raspberry pink. The slightly fragrant, medium to large blooms grow in clusters of 3-5 blooms per stem. This rose has very good disease resistance and flowers continuously from spring until winter.  FireStar Awards – Belfast Certificate of Merit; Rose Hills (USA) People’s Choice Award; All-American Rose Selection; Australia – Awarded Best in Trial, Best Hybrid Tea and Silver Medal.

Through the generosity of Knight’s Roses, the CFS Foundation will directly receive a $5.00 donation from the sale of every FireStar rose.

The rose can be ordered through Knight’s Roses www.knightsroses.com.au.   For more information contact Knight’s Roses, 44 Jack Cooper Drive, Gawler, phone (08) 8523 1311.

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