A local florist has been spreading joy during Loneliness Awareness Week by leaving free bouquets of flowers outside her shop.

Donna McDougall, manager of Reebees florist in Pensby, has spent this week leaving flowers outside her shop every day for passers-by to take and enjoy.

Reebees is one of 800 local florists nationwide taking part in Loneliness Awareness Week which runs from June 14 to June 18.

Donna told the Globe: “We feel we are a part of the local community, and as we are all aware, the last 18 months have been extremely difficult for everybody.

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“The gift of flowers always brings a smile so each day this week we have been leaving posy’s out for people to pass to someone who maybe lonely.

“Reebees just want to bring a smile to someone who may need it.”

Each bouquet is left with a short written message in the hopes that finders of the flowers will pass them on to other unsuspecting individuals to continue to chain of giving.

Donna is a member of Direct2Florist who is facilitating the act of kindness in partnership with loneliness charity, Marmalade Trust.

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Donna said: “So far the response from customers have been amazing.”

Wendy Rea, from Direct2Florist, said: “We wanted to do a little something during Loneliness Awareness Week that highlighted how lovely it is to be thought about by sending flowers to people that would really appreciate them.

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"We may be getting round to some sort of normality but there are still people out there with no one to talk to or be with and we want to raise the awareness not just by sending flowers but by perhaps just saying hello.

"So, during the week look out for those flowers and brighten up someone else's day too.”