Say it with flow­ers

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - Competition - Ju­dith Ton­ner

The Ad­ver­tiser is call­ing on our read­ers to nom­i­nate a spe­cial some­one to re­ceive well-earned recog­ni­tion with a beau­ti­ful bou­quet of flow­ers in a new weekly fea­ture we will be un­veil­ing soon.

We have teamed up with fab­u­lous florists Mr Michael’s, based in Coat­bridge, and Elite Flow­ers of Air­drie to hon­our un­sung heroes in the Mon­k­lands com­mu­nity.

You might know some­one who has done some­thing ex­cep­tional; ap­pre­ci­ated kind­ness and self­less­ness from some­one who al­ways goes that ex­tra mile; de­serves a heart­felt thank you; or who con­tin­ues to smile de­spite hav­ing more than their fair share of strug­gles.

Our new Say It With Flow­ers fea­ture will al­low read­ers to nom­i­nate and sur­prise an in­spi­ra­tional in­di­vid­ual who makes a mas­sive dif­fer­ence and is a ray of sun­shine to those around them.

Each week, one of our two lo­cal florists will give an ex­quis­ite ar­range­ment to a de­serv­ing nom­i­nee put for­ward by a reader. The flow­ers will be pre­sented and cap­tured on camera and our re­porters will share the spe­cial some­one’s story in the Ad­ver­tiser.

Both Mon­k­lands busi­nesses were de­lighted to get in­volved with the com­pe­ti­tion and didn’t hes­i­tate to of­fer their ser­vices – and their fab­u­lous flo­ral cre­ations.

Marie Simp­son, who owns Elite Flow­ers in South Bridge Street with daugh­ter-in-law Claire, said:“We are re­ally happy to help. There will be lots of de­serv­ing re­cip­i­ents out there and we’re look­ing for­ward to get­ting in­volved.”

Coat­bridge florist Michael Quinn, who owns Main Street-based Mr Michael’s with wife Stacey, agreed:“It’s great to get in­volved. Oone of the nicest things about our work is the joy you can bring to peo­ple.

“Our busi­ness has now been running for 25 years and this is a nice thing to do as part of our spe­cial an­niver­sary.”

To nom­i­nate some­one for a Say It With Flow­ers bou­quet, send in your name, ad­dress, day­time phone num­ber, the name of the per­son you wish to nom­i­nate and in­for­ma­tion about why you think they de­serve to re­ceive the bou­quet of the week.

De­tails can be emailed to news@air­drie­and coat­bridgead­ver­ or posted to Say It With Flow­ers com­pe­ti­tion, Air­drie and Coat­bridge Ad­ver­tiser, One Cen­tral Quay, Glas­gow G3 8DA; en­tries should ar­rive by 5pm on Mon­day.

Bud­ding bril­liance Young Kaitlin Weir, aged 10, with a stun­ning bou­quet from Air­drie’s Elite Flow­ers

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