Spread charitable cheer with Interflora this Christmas

by Charlotte.Barnes on December 10, 2010

We’ve been giving away lots of fabulous prizes in the run up to Christmas, with many of you winning everything from mistletoe to gorgeous Christmas hampers in the last few weeks. Now it’s your chance to reward someone special by nominating them to receive a Christmas bouquet from Interflora.

Over the next 12 days, we’re asking you to tell us your inspirational stories about a special person or local organization in your community and nominate them to receive a bouquet from us to help spread some Christmas cheer.

It’s really easy to enter. Here’s how to make your nomination:

  • Post your inspirational nomination as a comment on this post telling us why the individual or organisation deserves a Christmas bouquet
  • Tell us the story behind your nomination on your own blog – if you do this please make us aware of the entry. You could share a link to your post with Interflora’s Facebook community, via Twitter using the hashtag #Interflora12days or by posting a link to your entry in the comments section on this post
  • Post your nomination directly on our Facebook Page
  • Tweet your nomination to @InterfloraUK using the hashtag #Interflora12Days so that we can track your nomination. You may need to use a tweet-lengthening service like www.twitlonger.com for this

We’ll be choosing 12 of these people or groups to receive a bouquet over the course of the next 12 days. We’ll also be selecting and highlighting some of our favourites across the same period. We can’t wait to hear your stories!


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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

rose horwell 13 Dec 2010 at 9:02 am

I nominate my friend Erica, who has fought breast cancer this year, she continues to work all the hours under the sun, is always there for her family and is still so inspirational to other people.

She takes people very much as individuals .. no one is the same, that would be boring she said despite having problems with a few.

She makes me laugh, and is great company and definately deserves a bouquet.

Sarah Jay 13 Dec 2010 at 1:12 pm

I’m nominating my good neighbour Cheryl, who has been there and helped me so much over the past 4 years. I moved from Birmingham to Liverpool on my own with nothing/no one to start a better life here. And I couldn’t have asked for a better neighbour. She has helped me SO much and is now like a mother to me. Id love to win one of these for Cheryl to put a smile back on her face. Her dog died a few days ago and she’s been in a terrible way. Please let me win one of these for Cheryl coz she needs cheering up. Thanks @misssarahjay

Katie Wilson 13 Dec 2010 at 1:18 pm

I’d like to nominate my friend Brenda. She is so selfless. When my mum died she kind of adopted me. She looks after my daughter two days a week asking nothin in return. I don’t know what I’d do without her. She’s always so selfless and kind. She volunteers atthe local church helpin with mums and tots group and runs an outreach for lonely elderly people in the area.

Ian Hall 14 Dec 2010 at 6:25 pm

I’m nominating my girlfriend Laura… although we only met in the Spring of this year, she has become a real inspiration to me, and is simply and incredible person. She volunteered her time in her evenings to help the elderly in her locality of Barry South Wales, and recently climbed Mount kilimanjaro in Tanzania, to raise much needed funds and support for St David’s Foundation Hospice Care based in Newport, who do incredible work for people suffering from life threatening illnesses. It would be great for her to receive this as I think some of the selfless time she has given this year to different charities would be much deserved. http://www.justgiving.com/laurapaynekilitrek
Many thanks Ian @Hallphoto

Nicette Ammar 14 Dec 2010 at 9:57 pm

I’m nominating our local bookshop keeper who keeps our town well supplied with books. She deserves a special thank you as she will try to get anything you ask for and is always friendly and helpful. If you say your book is for a gift, she will wrap it in beautiful fairly traded hand made paper from Nepal at no extra cost. She spends her hard won holiday each year working in Nepal teaching Tibetan teachers as a volunteer and does a wonderful job. And most importantly (for us), she keeps this wonderful shop going when our small town is falling apart with one independent shop after another going under – we don’t have a great deal left any more. It must be very hard to remain cheerful and keep going in these circumstances, but she’s managed it amazingly so far. I’m sure she would very much appreciate a little extra cheer.

Rhoda Kellar 16 Dec 2010 at 5:12 pm

I nominate a lovely lady I met on twitter, Wendy Hirst (@savvymum4). We have never met in person but she is such a strong, fabulous lady who does everything within her power to raise awareness for autism and special needs. She is a Mum of special needs and autistic children and shares her experiences through her blog http://savvymum4.wordpress.com. I have learned so much from her and hope others have too. I’d love her to win a bouquet to show her how much we all support her, even though we have never met. She is an inspirational lady and deserves to be recognised.

sarah hill 20 Dec 2010 at 12:20 pm

I nominate my work colleague.She works tirelessly both inside and outside work. She is a local parish councillor working for the community, but she also does a lot of work for charity.She volunteers for a local Lions group, which involves fundraising and helping in the community e.g. creating food parcels for the elderly at Christmas. She is also involved in taking disabled children to Bendrigg in the Lake District and helping them enjoy an active weekend and seeing the smile on their faces makes it all worthwhile. She doesn’t have a moment to herself, she is either working or helping others and a bouquet of flowers would be a great way to say thank you and also a great gift that she otherwise wouldn’t be able to buy as she always put others before herself.

Myrna Duran 24 Dec 2010 at 12:49 am

I’m nominating my good neighbour Cheryl, who has been there and helped me so much over the past 4 years. I moved from Birmingham to Liverpool on my own with nothing/no one to start a better life here. And I couldn’t have asked for a better neighbour. She has helped me SO much and is now like a mother to me. Id love to win one of these for Cheryl to put a smile back on her face. Her dog died a few days ago and she’s been in a terrible way. Please let me win one of these for Cheryl coz she needs cheering up. Thanks @misssarahjay

Michele 29 Dec 2010 at 1:26 pm

Well, I am one of the lucky receivers of this wonderful symphony of red and blue. I was nominated by Nicette Ammar. Last week two smily happy young ladies walked into the shop beaming with the bouquet in their hands. What an unexpected generous supportive present. Many thanks to Nicette and to Interflora for this brilliant cheer at this time of the year.
Michele

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