Launch of the new Centenary Rose Pin

Specially designed Centenary rose pins were made available for the public to purchase from a number of charities and voluntary organisations in Northern Ireland.

A symbol of Northern Ireland’s beauty and bright future, the hand-made pins were inspired by the blooming Centenary rose, bred by Colin Dickson of Dickson’s Roses, and planted in Hillsborough Castle’s gardens.

In exchange for a charitable donation to a good cause, the public were able to purchase a rose pin from a number of voluntary and charitable organisations based in Northern Ireland, including National Museums Northern Ireland, Guide Dogs Northern Ireland and Young Lives vs Cancer.

The hand-made pin was designed in partnership with UK company Timeline. TimeLine was founded by Nick Humphery-Smith almost 30 years ago. Mr Humphrey-Smith has worked on designing and producing a large range of jewellery inspired by the Victoria and Albert, exclusively designed miniature Crowns under the Crowns & Regalia brand for Historic Royal Palaces and many other commissions.

The organisations who received the pins were:

  • North West Cultural Partnership
  • Guide Dogs Northern Ireland
  • Belfast Music Society
  • Belfast South Community Resources
  • Chinese Welfare Association
  • Young Lives vs Cancer
  • Eastside Partnership
  • RNLI
  • Shankill Women's Centre
  • Ulster Museum
  • Ulster Folk Museum
  • Ulster Transport Museum
  • Ulster American Folk Park
  • The Museum of Orange Heritage