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Flowers for Ukraine with Shane Connolly

Shane Connolly

At 7pm on Wednesday, 6th April, florist Shane Connolly, who holds royal warrants of appointment to both HM The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales, will host ‘Flowers for Ukraine’, an online floristry demonstration, which Shane hopes will raise over £10,000 for the British Red Cross Society’s Ukraine Crisis Appeal

When Shane announced that he would offer free floral demonstrations to small groups in exchange for substantial donations for humanitarian efforts in Ukraine, it sparked an idea in the mind of Gill Hodgson, founder of Flowers from the Farm. Gill invited Shane to share a floral demonstration online for the masses for a smaller sum per person, giving everyone the opportunity to donate.

Shane said: “The news from Ukraine in the past few weeks has been overwhelming. Raising money for humanitarian efforts by doing what I do in a purposeful way feels like a positive and constructive thing to do, and I love Gill’s idea of scaling things up! We’re asking over 1000 flower-lovers to donate at least £10 each on theFlowers for Ukraine with Shane Connolly’ JustGiving page to generate over £10,000 for the British Red Cross Society’s Ukraine Crisis Appeal. Every single penny raised will go directly to the Appeal. When you donate, you will be invited to join me live for a celebration of the language of flowers, sustainable floral design and the sheer beauty of locally-grown, springtime blooms.”

As the florist who memorably decorated Westminster Abbey with an avenue of growing trees for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Shane Connolly attracts a global audience for his knowledge of the language of flowers, his love of local, seasonal cut flowers and foliages and his passion for foam-free, sustainable floral design.

The freshly cut flowers and foliages for this charity fundraiser are being generously donated by members of Flowers from the Farm.Unique Media are supporting the event by donating their technical filming and live-streaming expertise for free. All donors will be invited to attend the live online ‘Flowers for Ukraine’ event and will afterwards be able to access a video recording of the floral demonstration.

Donate here