Love in the time of Coronavirus | Wildabout our NHS
Last night, the nation (including the Walpole team) showed their gratitude to the incredible NHS staff with the moving ‘Clap for Carers’ round of applause at 8pm. In another show of thanks, Walpole member Wildabout announced yesterday that they have closed their studio and will distribute their remaining flowers to NHS staff across London. Already known for their random acts of kindness, Wildabout will be delivering over 500 bouquets to six London hospitals including St. Thomas’s, Chelsea and Westminster, and Lambeth Hospital.
Wildabout’s team have not only created these signature posies to bring a moment of joy to our invaluable NHS employees, it has also prevented tonnes of flowers being burnt at local farms across Holland, said Wildabout’s Managing Director, Leanne Roberts-Hewitt:
As our industry comes to a standstill for the foreseeable future and we close our doors, we wanted to make sure we spread some joy through these difficult times to our amazing NHS workers … And nothing does that better than flowers!”
It has been heart breaking watching the huge amount of flowers in Holland being burnt due to the quick reduction in supply; so we have been working with our Dutch supplier and the growers to put these flowers to good use.
We have a huge selection of flowers including 50,000 stems of Roses, 20,000 Tulips and 5,000 hydrangeas, that we are proud to have saved to be used for such an incredible cause. We hope they shine some light during the most incredibly difficult circumstances.”