Florist donates all her flowers to NHS staff after being forced to close due to coronavirus

Florist donates all her flowers to NHS staff after being forced to close due to coronavirus

A flower wholesale business forced to close by the coronavirus took all remaining stock to a hospital to give thousands of bouquets to NHS workers.

Around 5,000 bunches - that would otherwise have been thrown away - were presented to doctors and nurses as a thank you for leading the fight against the pandemic

They were part of a delivery sent to Flowervision Bristol on Monday morning, just hours before Boris Johnson asked all non-essential businesses to close.

The company, which supplies florists throughout the south west, decided not to discard the £20,000 worth of blooms and instead put on a huge giveaway outside Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

The entire stock was taken by grateful medical staff within a couple of hours.

Tracy Ramsbottom, who is in charge of customer liaison, made the deliveries with the company's co-owner Andrew Jones on Wednesday, and said it was the least they could do to try and lift spirits.

She said: "We had so much stock left that we put our heads together and decided the best thing to do was give them to NHS workers.

"We have been hearing all the time about what pressures they have been under and we are aware of what they might face to come.

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