Stamford Flower Club brings joy with Lonely Bouquet campaign

Members of Stamford Flower Club hold a stall on Stamford market on National Flower Arranging Day. EMN-150805-174916001

Members of Stamford Flower Club hold a stall on Stamford market on National Flower Arranging Day. EMN-150805-174916001

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A flower arranging club helped brighten the days of strangers by leaving bouquets around Stamford.

Members of Stamford Flower Club took part in National Flower Arranging Day on Friday last week. They set up a stall at Stamford’s Friday market to show off their work and collect for the Peterborough Downs Syndrome Group, giving a splash of colour to the High Street.

A "lonely bouquet" left by Stamford Flower Club for someone to pick up on National Flower Arranging Day. EMN-150805-174959001

A "lonely bouquet" left by Stamford Flower Club for someone to pick up on National Flower Arranging Day. EMN-150805-174959001

And the club also supported the national “Lonely Bouquet” campaign. They put together several bouquets and left them around the town with notes asking those who picked them up either to accept the gift or pass it on to someone else.

The note also asked people to share the journey of their bouquets with the club.

Club member Janet Warburton said: “One of the Stamford lonely bouquets has found its way to London. The lady reported to Facebook that the flowers were now very happy to be in Wimbledon SW19 and she was delighted.

“The National Flower Arranging Society project to leave lonely bouquets across the country on National Flower Arranging Day has proved to be a great success and we await with interest to discover the fate of the other Stamford bouquets.

A "lonely bouquet" left by Stamford Flower Club for someone to pick up on National Flower Arranging Day. EMN-150805-174948001

A "lonely bouquet" left by Stamford Flower Club for someone to pick up on National Flower Arranging Day. EMN-150805-174948001

“The market stall was another success story as flower clubs members came together and had great fun arranging the flowers so kindly donated by Morrisons. The arrangements were sold in aid of the Peterborough Area Downs Syndrome Group and all the money collected will be added to funds raised at other events throughout the year and presented at our annual general meeting in December.”

Club chairman Janet Bentley has organised a programme of events and demonstrations throughout the year, and is also planning an extended programme for the club’s 60th year in 2016. For more on the club contact Janet Bentley 01780 722414 or visit www.stamfordflowerclub.org.uk.

Did you pick up a lonely bouquet? Tell us your story by e-mailing reporter Alex Moore on alex.moore@jpress.co.uk.

A "lonely bouquet" left by Stamford Flower Club for someone to pick up on National Flower Arranging Day. EMN-150805-174938001

A "lonely bouquet" left by Stamford Flower Club for someone to pick up on National Flower Arranging Day. EMN-150805-174938001

A "lonely bouquet" left by Stamford Flower Club for someone to pick up on National Flower Arranging Day. EMN-150805-174927001

A "lonely bouquet" left by Stamford Flower Club for someone to pick up on National Flower Arranging Day. EMN-150805-174927001