TV actress Claire Goose launched a new rose at Chelsea to help raise funds for the Brooke Hospital for Animals

Former Casualty star, Claire Goose, launched a new variety of rose at this week’s Chelsea Flower Show in London, in aid of the Brooke Hospital for Animals.

She hopes the new rose called Golden Beauty, will be a hit with gardeners and said: “The Brooke Hospital do wonderful work. The proceeds from sales of the rose will help them continue treating animals abroad.”

Claire, who played nurse Tina Seabrook in the hit drama series, used to be a keen rider and is still very interested in horses.

The rose, which was developed by Notcutts Nurseries, produces amber-yellow flowers throughout summer and into autumn and has a strong fragrance.

It is available from the Brooke priced at around £9. For every rose sold the Brooke will receive £3.95, which is enough to provide emergency treatment for two horses.

The Brooke is one of the world’s largest equine charities and provides free veterinary care and welfare support to horse, ponies and donkeys in India, Pakistan, Egypt and Jordan.

Claire has recently finished filming the second series of Waking the Dead which will be her next TV appearance.

For more information or to purchase one of these roses contact the Brooke Hospital for Animals (tel: 0207 930 0210) or visit their website www.brooke-hospital.org.uk

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