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Florist offers free flowers to needy families

By Mike Cotton, Town Reporter Thursday 12th June 2014
Sara Headley

A FLORIST is offering free flowers to families who cannot afford to pay for the funeral of their loved ones.

Sara Headley, of Sara's Flowers and Teas, on Pitt Street, in the town centre, said: "There's a lot of people who just can't afford it, it's really sad.

"It's not something we particularly advertise, we don't want to be saying 'free flowers for funerals'.

"It's a very confidential, discreet service we provide mainly when people are referred to us by other organisations, such as social services.
"It tends to be a single spray for the coffin."

Sara pays for the flowers herself.

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Posted by Andy Smith I Thu 12th Jun 2014 at 12:18pm

That's a nice gesture, but if you don't want to advertise that you do it, why is it in the Chronicle??

Posted by Ed I Thu 12th Jun 2014 at 12:32pm

Because it's newsworthy Andy. This isn't an advert.

Posted by Joanne Copley I Thu 12th Jun 2014 at 12:39pm

Such a lovely thing to do everyone need's some nice flower's no matter what.

Well done to you xxx

Posted by Wendy I Thu 12th Jun 2014 at 3:48pm

What a lovely thing to do, good on ya lass xx

Dont pull this Lady down, she doing it off her own back, n its really nice

Posted by sp I Fri 13th Jun 2014 at 4:29pm

Welk wish i new 6 week ago

Posted by carol I Fri 13th Jun 2014 at 10:21pm

a lovely gesture by a lovely lady ..XX

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