Special rose named after broadcaster goes on sale in aid of charity set up in her honor

A special rose named after broadcaster Dianne Oxberry is going on sale to help raise money for a charity set up in her honor. The news presenter, who hosted North West Tonight for 23 years, passed away at the Christie Hospital in January 2019 at the age of 51, shortly after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

Following her death, a flower at the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show was named in her honor by her husband Ian. The Florida Sunset Rose takes its name from a special island on the Gulf coast of Florida that the BBC presenter fell in love with.

Try MEN Premium for FREE by clicking here for no ads, fun puzzles, and brilliant new features. The flower can be seen blooming as part of The Dianne Oxberry Rose Garden at MediaCity, which opened last year and features special messages to help visitors understand the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Seventy-five of the exclusive roses, which are grown at Bridgemere Nursery in Cheshire, are set to come into bloom this month. The Florida Sunset Rose will now go on sale for the first time to help raise money for the charity set up by her husband in her name to fight ovarian cancer.

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