Words by Abi Scaife
‘Lonely bouquets’ are popping up around a town in Wales.
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One good samaritan, florist Fay Trowbridge, of Daisy Chain, has been leaving these adorable bouquets around the town of Merthyr Tydfil in Wales. This is all in the name of Mental Health Awareness Month, which took place in May.
In an interview with the BBC, Fay said that she wanted to spread a little positivity and happiness around her town.
Isn’t it? Fay estimated that she has delivered around 150 bouquets. This month, her target was small, local businesses, where she left the bouquets to help drive online traffic for them.
Fay told the BBC, "Even if I only made one person smile, to me that's better than none."
At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.
Re-Engage. This is a charity that is making life less lonely for thousands of older people every year, through volunteer-led activities. Find out more.
Campaign to End Loneliness. This charity campaigns to make sure that people most at risk of loneliness are reached and supported. Support them here.
Marmalade Trust. This is a charity dedicated to raising awareness of loneliness and helping people make new friendships. Find out more and support them here.