Rose bush dedicated to charity worker Susanna
09 June, 2017
Amah-Rose with gardening project leader Robin King at the rose arch
COLLEAGUES and relatives of charity worker Susanna McKnight, who died earlier this year, have planted a rose bush in her memory.
Staff at the Stuart Low Trust (SLT), where she was general manager, were joined by her daughter, Amah-Rose, and sister Frances Barnwell for the planting of the bush in its plot at Culpeper Community Garden, in Angel, last Thursday.
The charity’s gardening project leader Robin King recalled how he and Susanna had chosen the rose arch for the SLT plot. Amah-Rose spoke of her mother’s love of gardening.
Ms McKnight, from Finsbury Park, was passionate about community issues, politics and literature. The widow of Keskidee Centre founder Oscar Abrams, she died in January, aged 70, following a short battle with cancer.
Amah-Rose said: “It was so lovely to see the rose arch covered and to attend the dedication ceremony. For people to remember my mum like this and for the Stuart Low Trust to share this special occasion with my family means an incredible amount. She loved plants and gardening.
“SLT is a fantastic organisation that does much-needed work in the community and Culpeper Community Garden is beautiful.”
Based in Angel, the trust aims to counter the downward spiral of mental illness and social isolation by providing support.