Designed to be planted in memory of loved ones, given as a precious gift, or as unique wedding favours, these personalised seed packets celebrate the Sweet Pea in all its glory. Not only is it a beautiful flower, it has played an important role in the history of the charity:
Against Breast Cancer is the story of the personal crusade of our founders Dr Anthony Leathem and his wife Patricia in their quest for a future free of breast cancer.
Thirty years ago Anthony was a pathologist at the Middlesex Hospital (later University College London); his wife Patricia a breast cancer theatre nurse at Oxford’s Churchill Hospital. Upset by the number of post mortems he carried out each day on young women with breast cancer, Anthony started carrying out his own self-funded research into breast cancer survival.
Amongst other fundraising efforts, Patricia planted her entire allotment with sweet peas and sold them at her front door accompanied by leaflets explaining the research. “It went phenomenally well” and news of Anthony’s research and the couple’s stellar fundraising efforts soon spread.
Today, Against Breast Cancer funds pioneering research into new treatments, tools for earlier diagnosis and advice to reduce the risk of recurrence and secondary spread. Working with expert scientists we want to increase the survival rates of all breast cancer patients and ultimately, discover a vaccine against breast cancer.
Information about the seeds
We chose the subtly scented Mrs. R. Bolton variety offering large and ruffled almond-pink flowers with vines that grow up to approximately 5-6 ft. tall.
Each packet contains either 5 or 10 sweet pea seeds in a brown envelope.
Made to order, we will personalise these with your chosen greeting. If you would prefer the sweetpea seed packets to be blank, please leave this option blank.
All sweetpea seed packets come with a backing card with sowing instructions and information about the sweetpea's roots in the history of Against Breast Cancer.
Packet dimensions: H10 x W6cm.
|When to sow
|Where to sow
|In flowering site 2cm deep, or in pots with 5 seeds in each
|October and November
|In a cold frame
|In a heated glasshouse
|In a cold frame
|Direct to flowering site
100% of the profit from the sale of these products goes to Against Breast Cancer.
The ultimate goal of Against Breast Cancer is to prevent secondary spread, which is the main cause of breast-cancer related deaths.