Lonely Bouquets set to cheer
up the UK
THOUSANDS OF bouquets are set to flood
the streets of the UK to celebrate National Flower Arranging Day.
Lonely Bouquets; created by members of the National Association of Flower
Arrangement Societies; are annually left around the country on 5 May 2017, which
finders can pick up and take home for free.
And this year there will be even more arrangements than ever before, as the
Women's Institute joins forces with NAFAS to mark the special day.
NAFAS has around 60,000 members across the UK, while around 200,000 people are
part of the WI; meaning there could be tens of thousands of free flowers for
people to take home.
The aim of the Lonely Bouquets is to make people smile, with the only
for finders is to post pictures on the NAFAS social media pages, highlighting
the flowers and where they found them.
In previous years bouquets have been left at landmarks around the country,
including on the steps of 10 Downing Street, but are equally likely to be found
everywhere from park benches to car parks.
And the hope is that once again people will look out for the bunches of flowers
and join in with the spirit of the day.
Former florist of the year and NAFAS member, Simon Lycett, is usually one of the
1st people to leave a Lonely Bouquet, as he makes an early morning visit to
Covent Garden flower market.
"I am passionate about The Lonely Bouquet campaign,"
"It is kindness that helped my career take off in the 1st place and I
firmly believe in repaying that kindness. I am always ready to help NAFAS in
every way I can to promote this fabulous goodwill between strangers. With a
Lonely Bouquet, you can help spread the love back. We're not saving lives, but
we can take off the rough edges and put some joy into others' lives with this
thoughtful floral gesture." said Simon.
Anyone who finds a Lonely Bouquet is asked to post a picture on Facebook at:- Nafas_flowers, @nafas_flowers on twitter or nafas_flowerarrangers on Instagram
and use the hashtags #nafaslonelybouquet and #wilonelybouquet.