Lonely Bouquets to be found in Haverhill

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Little bunches of flowers will be left in public places in Haverhill tomorrow (Friday) as part of an initiative to bring cheer to people and the place they live in.

On what is National Flower Arranging Day, NAFAS (The National Association of Flower Arranging Societies) will be distributing the bouquets across not just Haverhill, but the UK - and the finders are encouraged to keep them and take them home.

The ‘Lonely Bouquet’ concept was well-received when it ran last year for the first time, attracting thousands of tweets, emails and letters of thanks, leading to its repeat.

Valerie Phillips, East of England Area Media Officer for NAFAS and a member of Haverhill and District Flower Club, said: “Clubs in our area will be leaving the bouquets in all sorts of public places, such as parks, on post boxes, benches, etc.

“We would like to encourage the public that find the bouquets to take them home and enjoy the flowers.

“The aim of the campaign is to spread cheer and brighten up our villages, towns and cities.”

The campaign has been supported by a host of celebrities, including Alan Titchmarsh, Jamie Oliver, NAFAS Honorary Patron Nicki Chapman, Lulu, Kimberly Wyatt, Esther Rantzen, Joe Swift and Sinitta.