Sainsbury’s employees make sure out-of-date flowers get full use at Brundall’s Springfield Care Home

Kind-hearted Sainsbury's employees Sue Lynn and Gillian Bartram have been giving up their own time to take flowers to people in the community daily.

Sue and Gillian work at the Thorpe St Andrew Sainsbury's supermarket, where the price of flowers is no longer reduced for sale in-store and a policy has been introduced that sees out-of-date flowers given to charities and organisations to benefit people.

Recently Sue and Gillian took flowers to Springdale Care Home, in Brundall, and held a flower arranging afternoon with residents.

Jackie Halesworth, senior care assistant at Springdale, said: 'A lot of the ladies enjoy flower arranging each week, it keeps them occupied and its therapeutic.'

Each week the residents make up flower arrangements for their tables in their dining room courtesy of the Pound Lane supermarket.


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Linda Andrews, spokesman for Sainsbury's Pound Lane, added: 'it is super that our out-of-date flowers are enjoyed. Often they are still in bud but because they are out of date we cant sell them, Springdale residents are very welcome to have them!'

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