Florist’s got my dead gran’s £ 300 Bride- to- be tells of heartache over wed­ding flow­ers

Ayrshire Post - - NEWS - Stephen Stew­art

A bride - t o - be has slammed a florist for dis­ap­pear­ing with more than £ 300 of her late granny’s cash.

Kayleigh McCub­bin’s gran Cather­ine – who died in March – had splashed out in ad­vance on flo­ral dec­o­ra­tions for her big day.

But florist Michael McA­nally’s shop has shut down and Kayleigh’s pleas to re­turn the money have had no re­sponse.

Other couples had pre­vi­ously spo­ken out about prob­lems with McA­nally’s De­signs by M busi­ness, based in Troon.

Mum- of- two Kayleigh, from May­bole, said she and part­ner Barry Crate were “dis­ap­pointed and an­gry”.

She added: “My gran paid £ 325 for the flow­ers be­cause she was my best friend and knew what it would mean to me.

“We or­dered the flow­ers for the wed­ding on De­cem­ber 29 but then I heard the com­pany had prob­lems so I con­tacted Michael McA­nally and said I wanted the money back.

“Months down the line and we are still wait­ing for the cash back. I have called him, sent him mes­sages, you name it.

“We still do not have the money. His shop in Troon is closed down and it’s a strug­gle to get a hold of him at all.”

Kayleigh went on: “I even­tu­ally got a hold of him and gave an ul­ti­ma­tum of 30 days to give me my money back but the dead­line came and went and noth­ing, no money, no apol­ogy.

“This all kicked off months ago and it is still rum­bling on and we are no fur­ther for­ward.

“Peo­ple need to be aware – he can­not run a busi­ness, that’s for sure. He still has my gran’s money and I am pos­i­tive that I am not go­ing to let him away with this.

“I have spo­ken to other peo­ple on so­cial me­dia who feel they have been conned by him.

“We are now hav­ing to pay more money to get flow­ers through another com­pany. It’s a night­mare.”

In Jan­uary, new­ly­weds Gill and Stu­art Cant spoke out about McA­nally af­ter they splashed out £ 2000 on lav­ish flo­ral dec­o­ra­tions for their big day.

They were fu­ri­ous when dis­plays were miss­ing and oth­ers were not up to scratch.

McA­nally promised to re­fund £ 535 but Stu­art, 29, said: “We’re fed- up com­plain­ing. He keeps promis­ing to re­fund our money. We want to warn oth­ers.”

Stu­art and Gill, also 29, mar­ried at Lochgreen House Ho­tel, Troon, on Septem­ber 18. They had signed up with McA­nally months ear­lier.

Kayleigh added: “I feel like I have been de­frauded out of money.

“We paid the full amount for flow­ers, as have many oth­ers, and the florist will not pro­vide us with the goods, leav­ing us out of pocket.

“McA­nally is still tak­ing peo­ple’s hard- earned money.

“How does he get away with this? It is out­ra­geous – the whole fam­ily is fu­ri­ous.”

McA­nally was un­avail­able for com­ment.

An­gry Kayleigh with part­ner Barry

De­voted Kayleigh with gran Cather­ine

Florist Michael McA­nally

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