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Community Sustainability Champions Gift Flowers To Woodstock

20 April 2022

Community Sustainability Champions Gift Flowers To Woodstock

Bunches of beautiful flowers that would have gone to waste have been donated to Woodstock care home by a new zero-waste charity initiative.

Kathryn Stimpson from non-profit organisation Re:Think arrived at the Home with beautiful blooms from Tescos that hadn’t been sold.

She is part of a team that rescues food and products that go out of date and would be destined for the rubbish heap.

Instead, thanks to Kathryn’s kind gesture, Residents at Woodstock were able to enjoy a flower arranging session.

Activities Co-ordinator Naomi Daglish said that the work Re:Think are doing is vitally important to the future of our planet.

Naomi said: “We were thrilled to receive the flowers for the Residents and to know that it was part of a zero-waste project.

“Everyone here is constantly amazed by the generosity of people in our community, and we thank Re:Think for thinking of us.

“It’s so upsetting to think of perfectly good food and flowers being binned. So, the work that Kathryn and her colleagues are doing is vitally important to make us all more sustainable.”

The Residents also received delicious Easter eggs courtesy of their local Morrisons store.

Community Champion Leanne Jarman is incredibly generous to the Home and often donates raffle prizes, sweet treats and flowers.

Naomi said: “Once again, Leanne and the team at Morrisons have been so kind to the Residents.

“They often donate flowers to us as well, which makes for a lovely session of arranging our vases.

“It’s so vital to us to have these great relationships with supermarkets like Morrisons, whose Community Champions are so thoughtful and kind.

“Easter Sunday was fantastic thanks to all the delicious eggs the Residents could enjoy.

“We thank Leanne and Morrisons for bringing some Easter magic to Woodstock.”