Norfolk farmer donates 90,000 sunflowers to us
A Norfolk farmer has donated his entire crop of 90,000 sunflowers to help raise money for the new Priscilla Bacon Lodge.
Rob Alexander, who farms land in South Norfolk, grew the crop after being inspired by the sunflower fields of Tuscany. Rob has donated the sunflowers to his partner Trina Beare, Managing Director of Norwich-based industrial supplies company Lamberts, who is using them as part of a corporate fundraising pledge to our charity. Trina said: “The team has been fundraising in a range of ways, including sponsored bike rides, bumble bee seed bombs and football squares. We’ve already raised over £1,000, but we wanted to do something to share some sunshine in people’s lives. The sunflowers were an obvious choice, and it is so fantastic Rob has donated them. They have been selling like hotcakes, but we still have many stems to sell.”
The sunflowers are currently being sold for a suggested donation of £1 per stem, across our nine shops: Anglia Square Norwich, Aylsham, Bowthorpe, Cromer, Drayton, North Walsham, Sheringham, Stalham and Taverham.
Jordan Codling, Head of Retail, said: “The sunflowers are a brilliant idea and Lamberts have had a real passion to raise as much as they can for our new building. We are incredibly grateful for their ongoing support, as the sunflowers have been a lovely addition to our shops, and we are encouraging people to pop down to grab a stem, and a bargain to boot.”
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