Bas­ket case of kind­ness

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Food - with Belinda Cipri­ano

RAN­DOM acts of kind­ness have paid div­i­dends for Rowena Lynch.

The Aus­tralia Post worker, who cre­ates beau­ti­ful pic­nics out­side of her ev­ery­day role, said the small idea had been keep­ing her busy for more than a year.

The 31-year-old re­cently worked with Ros Wor­thing­ton, where she cre­ated a bo­hemian-style pic­nic for the phi­lan­thropist’s book launch.

Lynch said she had al­ways wanted to be in­volved in events around Perth, but on a smaller scale.

“I al­ways wanted to be in the event in­dus­try and I was think­ing of some­thing sim­ple that peo­ple would be in­ter­ested in, so I thought why not smaller events like pic­nics,” she said.

“Peo­ple in Perth love the out­doors and you see them in parks en­joy­ing them­selves.

“I thought it would be a good idea to per­haps set up the space, bring the food and have them rock up and ev­ery­thing is done for them.

“They ring me when they are ready to fin­ish and I come in and clean ev­ery­thing up for them.”

Lynch said even be­fore start­ing the busi­ness, she would hold pic­nics for her fam­ily and friends, even sur­pris­ing a few peo­ple who needed cheer­ing up.

“I couldn’t just go out and do a nor­mal pic­nic; it would have to be re­ally pretty,” she said.

“From there, with en­cour­age­ment from my hus­band, I started to do it for my fam­ily and friends.

“For three months noth­ing hap­pened and then last year I vol­un­teered for the Bon­jour Perth French Fes­ti­val and it all took off from there.

“I started with noth­ing and have had an un­be­liev­able re­sponse, so I think it’s im­por­tant to give back in re­turn for all the bless­ings I have re­ceived so far.

“I work a lot with other sup­pli­ers in WA and sup­port lo­cal, which I think is in­cred­i­bly

im­por­tant.”

Rowena Lynch tuck­ing in.

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