June 23, 2014 9.00 am This story is over 118 months old

“Lonely” Lincoln bouquets looking for a new home

Friendly flowers: Lincolnshire Co-op’s florists will be taking part in a bouquet campaign to cheer up strangers in the street.

Shoppers walking around Lincoln next weekend who spot a bouquet sitting alone on a bench will have the nice surprise of being able to take them home as part of a campaign.

The free bouquets crafted by Lincolnshire Co-op Florists are part of international Lonely Bouquet Day on Sunday, June 29.

The event is a worldwide campaign which hopes to brighten a stranger’s day through flowers.

To do this, the Co-op will put five bouquets in different areas around the city centre.

Clues of their whereabouts will be put on the Co-op’s Facebook and Twitter on the day too.

If someone finds one of the bouquets, they will be encouraged to post pictures of their flowers on Lincolnshire Co-op’s social media feeds or here on The Lincolnite using #LonelyBouquet.

Florist Manager Sharon French said: “We know how people react to receiving a beautiful bouquet of blooms so when we heard about International Lonely Bouquet Day we thought it was a great excuse to spread a little joy!”

Lincolnshire Co-op Florists are based on Portland Street in Lincoln but will move to a new location at Birchwood Shopping Centre in the summer.