17 September 2014

Council staff say thanks with flowers

A random act of kindness by Gore florist Lily Jackson’s has touched the hearts of the Gore District Council’s parks and reserves team and been passed on as a thank you to a community-minded local business.

A bouquet was found yesterday by parks and reserves team member Lesley McLeod while she was working at the Gore cenotaph.

“I thought it may have been left as a tribute and went to move it, so the flowers wouldn’t blow away or get damaged by the rain.”

When it was discovered the bouquet was part of the Random Act of Kindness campaign, being championed by local florist Lily Jackson’s, it was decided to pass on the flowers to a worthy recipient.

This morning, Lesley and some colleagues turned up at Hamilton Park to present the flowers to 11 staff from The Warehouse, in Gore. They were spending the day picking up rubbish along the Waikaka Way Walking Track as part of Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week.

Both the Council and Warehouse staff were happy to be part of the campaign, started by Hansens Flower People, in Auckland, that is putting a smile on the face of people throughout the country.

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