The generous owner of a Colne florists has been out and about spreading smiles as part of a worldwide initiative.
Julie Hogg, who runs Hedgehogg Florists, in Keighley Road, took part in this year’s “International Lonely Bouquet Day” with her six-year-old daughter Charlotte Robinson. The random act of kindness, which is the brainchild of young Belgium florist Emily Avenso, is something that Julie and her staff have taken part in before - not just for the annual event but all year round. The concept involves Julie hiding a “lonely bouquet” somewhere in the town for a passer-by to adopt or pass on to somebody else. Each bunch of flowers contains a special note inviting the recipient to take a picture and post back feedback on to the florists’ Facebook page. Julie (42), of Park Avenue, Barnoldswick, said: “The feedback to this has been amazing - on our Facebook there are all these comments of how thrilled people are to have found a bouquet. “It does turn out to be a bit of a treasure hunt for people. When we’ve left a bouquet somewhere and then drive past and see it has gone, we do get really excited.” And in a message to the Colne Times, one lucky flower finder said: “I think it is a lovely idea. I found one today outside the new health centre and gave it to my mum. They should be given a big thank you for spreading a little sunshine.”
If you find a lonely bouquet in Colne or for more information visit www.facebook.com/pages/Hedgehogg-florist