Floristry students Sara Bates and Christie Brown show off their Lonely Bouquets

Floristry Students Hope To Spread Christmas Cheer

Sat, 2002-07-20 01:00

Floristry students Sara Bates and Christie Brown show off their Lonely Bouquets

Students from East Durham College’s floristry department are looking to bring a smile to someone’s face this Christmas.

The students are taking part in the British Florist Association Lonely Christmas Bouquet campaign.

The project will see the students create beautiful bouquets of flowers and leave them around Durham with a message asking someone to take it and pass it on to someone that may be lonely this Christmas.

Floristry lecturer at East Durham College Sue Lee believes it’s a great cause and all her students are looking forward to taking part.

Sue said: “As soon as the BFA got in touch I knew it would be something the students would want to get involved with.

“The students have made some fantastic bouquets to place around Durham and hopefully people will take their time to stop and get involved.

“Christmas can be a lonely time for some people and if from just using up a small amount of our time we can bring a smile to someone’s face then it is all worth it.”

The bouquets will all feature a note explaining where they have come from and Sue is looking forward  to hearing people’s responses over the next few weeks.

Sue added: “We are all really excited by the project and we can’t wait to see where the bouquets end up over the Christmas period.

“We have left notes with the flowers asking people to head to the East Durham College Facebook page and let us know what has happened with the flowers and who they have passed them on to.”

For more information search for The Christmas Lonely Bouquet on Facebook.

And you can find information about our Floristry courses at East Durham College’s Houghall Campus by calling our Student Services team on 0191 375 4710.