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Medical student finds wise reuse of wedding flowers

The marriage season is simply across the nook and meaning further work for volunteers at Virginia Commonwealth College. They may decide flowers after the large day, rearrange the freshest and ship bouquets of flowers to sufferers on the medical middle.

Medical faculty is notoriously robust with lengthy hours dedicated to the research and remedy of sufferers, however on the VCU Med Faculty, Eleanor Love discovered time to begin a nonprofit that reuses floral preparations from weddings. She calls it the easy sunflower.

“I’ve at all times been drawn to sunflowers and I made a decision to place the phrase ‘easy’ in entrance as a result of every part is difficult on the earth of medication,” she explains. “I felt that we may have a quite simple impact and produce magnificence and pleasure to the individuals within the hospital.”

Native marriage ceremony planners determine {couples} who’re able to donate.

“It’s totally straightforward to get her on board,” says Love.

“You’ve got helped us lots in selling our undertaking to {couples} who’re getting ready for marriage.”

She meets with different volunteers on a Sunday morning to make new preparations.

“We’re at all times on the lookout for flowers with lengthy stems which have agency, vibrant buds that appear to be they’re going to final for a number of days.”

Love says the work satisfies their want for inventive exercise and is passable for donors as effectively.

“I deal with every couple individually after now we have collected and donated the flowers to donate their flowers and may use them effectively.”

And naturally the present makes the affected person glad.

Easy Sunflower has delivered greater than 550 preparations to date.

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