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How Williamson are Purchasing Flowers and helping change children’s lives in Colombia

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 15:17:00 Europe/London

Children's day in Columbia...

Recently when I was out in Columbia I meet Brian, a 10 year old who had just been pulled from child labour on Bogotá’s public transport system, thanks to florverde he’s now enrolled into a programme with many more children from similar backgrounds, florverde aims to cultivate a safe educated and friendly space. florverde is a programme, to prevent and eradicate child labour, which is funded from flower purchases through purchasing our flowers through Florverde certified farms sustainability initiative.... Williamson Design Florist are proud to support this programme.

I met Brian and his friends at the school on the flower farm last November; what an emotional experience.  High up in the foothills of the Savannah de Bogotá, he played on a small climbing frame with friends, set against the incredible backdrop of the Colombian Andes. Brian is ten years old and thanks to florverde he is now living a normal 10 year olds life and he told me his big dream is to be an Olympic swimmer !!  To meet those children was a really emotional thing, it was such a moving experience. I came away thinking I must tell our customers that their purchases through Williamsons is playing a huge part! .

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Jim Williamson