Flower bou­quets to sup­port sick kids

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

VALEN­TINE’S Day has come and gone but lo­cal res­i­dents have an even bet­ter rea­son to buy their loved ones a bunch of roses this month with Proser­pine and Cannonvale Wool­worths donat­ing $2 from the sale of spe­cially marked rose bou­quets and flower ar­range­ments to the Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal Foun­da­tion.

Proser­pine Wool­worths man­ager Kerry Barry said the store was bump­ing up their flower or­ders in an­tic­i­pa­tion of lo­cal fam­i­lies sup­port­ing of the cause.

“Our cus­tomers al­ways get be­hind fundrais­ers for the Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal Foun­da­tion be­cause they ap­pre­ci­ate that ill­ness can strike lo­cal fam­i­lies and kids at any time,” he said.

“This fundraiser is a par­tic­u­lar favourite be­cause not only does buy­ing a bou­quet of flow­ers get you in the good books at home – but it can also help brighten the day of a sick child and their fam­ily in hospi­tal.”

Cannonvale Wool­worths pro­duce man­ager Paul Fogg said the Cen­tro Whit­sun­day store would also be ex­pand­ing their range to in­clude a per­ma­nent setup in store.

Rose bou­quets and flower ar­range­ments are avail­able at any lo­cal Wool­worths store with $2 from ev­ery sale do­nated back to the Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal Foun­da­tion to help fund re­search, equip­ment, and clin­i­cal ser­vices to help sick kids and their fam­i­lies while they are in hospi­tal.

Wool­worths sup­ports the Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal Foun­da­tion and has raised more than $30 mil­lion for the char­ity over the course of their 28 year part­ner­ship.

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