FREE primroses from Woolpit Nurseries

Woolpit Nurseries is offering 500 free primroses to people.

They say that they know of many groups around helping the vulnerable and isolated people in the villages.

And a statement from Andrew Brain, the owner, said: “I have 500 or so primroses that look lovely but will end up being thrown away as we cannot now sell them. If there are any people that are distributing food etc and want to add a couple of free primroses to each order I would be more than happy to deliver a bulk load to your house – just message me.”

His kind offer prompted message of support with many taking to the social media site Nextdoor to post their comments.

Villager David Bicknell saying: “Brilliant, lovely idea.”

And Tony Hall added: “Gestures like this warm my heart. Thank you so much for offering this to our communities. Your nursery was a recent find for us, a fabulous business, and our garden is a much better place for it.”

Paul Bearman, from Onehouse, said: “Our house is situated with a footpath all the way round with a fair few people doing their one exercise a day go past, I would be happy to put some out the front with a donation tin for a charity too (I’ve done this with excess veg I had previously).”

Rachael Robertson, from Elmswell, said: “This is lovely. We are coordinating lots of volunteers in Elmswell so would love to get some sent out within the village to those that we know are currently isolating.”

And Tracy Barnett, from Great Finborough, added: “We have volunteered to go shopping and taxi people to drs etc so for those self isolating. I’d happily deliver some round to those I know locally.”

Helen Purchase, from Rattlesden, said: “How lovely. Feel so blessed to live amongst such a caring community.”

Later in the day Geoff and Kay Stapleton received some primroses and said: “What a lovely surprise to find primroses on my doorstep A lovely sight to take one’s mind off the TV news. Thank you Woolpit Nurseries and the volunteers.”

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