City of Sydney Council sells off flowers for charity
This Sunday all plants from the city's annual Living Colour display will be on offer to the public. In exchange for a dollar coin donation, Sydneysiders can nab up a one of the 30,000 pots of marigolds, begonias, salvia, lobelia, lamium or dianella. Funds raised will go to the White Ribbon charity.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore is excited to see the water-wise, native and edible plants re-homed.
“Our beautiful Living Colour display has brought inner city streets to life over the past few months, and now it’s time to find these blooms new homes,” Moore said.
This year’s Living Colour display was bicycle themed to celebrate the Sydney Rides spring bike riding festival.
The gold coin donation will go straight to Living Colour’s charity partner of this year, the White Ribbon Foundation – an organisation which strives to reduce violence against women.
The City of Sydney’s Director of City Operations, Garry Harding, a White Ribbon Ambassador, urged Sydneysiders to support the cause.
“By making a small donation you will not only receive a beautiful plant but also know you are helping White Ribbon Australia deal with a problem that affects many women and their families,” he said.
“Tragically, one woman is killed every week by a current or former partner and one in every three women over the age of 15 reports physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives. Please come along and support this important cause.”
The give-away will take place in Cathedral Square this Sunday, November 3, from 8 – 11am or until stocks last.