We are a family run business, with Matthew (age 12) at the heart of being involved in every arrangement - from choosing, to cutting, to arranging, to delivering. He has a rare genetic condition called Angelman Syndrome, which affects his nervous system, leaving him non-verbal and causes severe physical and learning difficulties. It is limiting in many ways, but not in his ability to explore, develop, create and gift!
Forever his "Little-Big" sister, Petra (age 10) is crucially on hand to choose flowers and containers. She helps with the set up, the arranging, ensuring that Matthew stays on task and helps tidy up! She also comes up with the excellent names for our products.
Mum holds a Floral Design diploma from the Judith Blacklock School of Flowers and is currently studying Horticulture with the RHS. She also wears the Quality Control hat, the Health, Safety & Risk Compliance hat, Social media control hat, and general "Mum" hat.
Dad is on hand with a very supportive critical eye and many helpful comments like "That's a keeper", or "That is definitely not!". He is also an excellent photographer on the occasions he is able to capture some team work happening!
Our purpose is quite simple - to help Matthew develop meaningful life skills for his future. A therapist once told us many years ago that "it will take the mainstream child 100 tries before they master going up/down stairs, or holding a pencil, or getting dressed...but it will take Matthew millions of tries before he masters these skills". He has indeed mastered all of these and so much more! With these SEN.sational creations, we are supporting his life skills development in as many ways as possible, so that his future is full of opportunity!
Thank you for supporting his development and our journey with your purchase!