Ealing residents, along with the rest of the UK are suffering mental health pressure due to the virus.
Please help me make people smile again.
Join the sunflower gang.
Buy some sunflower seeds and plant them.
Of course in your garden or even your window but be creative.
Why not pot plant some and give them to friends?
Consider the smile you can create by planting one for people queueing for their vaccination?
Could you get permission to plant one outside your work place or the school you attend?
Together, can we blanket the UK from the Highlands, through to the Midlands, Ealing London, Wales and even the Isle of Wight, in bright yellow sunflowers?
Can we get people asking "where have all these sunflowers come from"?
This fund raising will enable us to provide seeds, free of charge to schools and care homes, hospitals and vaccine centres.
With your help, together we could create the largest living art installation in the UK this summer
What we'll deliver:
- All funds will be used to buy sunflower seeds to be distributed to worthy recipients
- I will try to engage a volunteer team to help as many people to participate and ultimately to smile
- Together we will make people smile. Just think of the Sunflower Gang whenever you see one this summer
- I will do my best to get someone at number 10 to plant a sunflower behind the PM's lecturn to aid a green recovery
Why it's a great idea:
Each person planting a sunflower will enjoy the nurturing process.
Every time you see a sunflower, please smile, knowing it could be part of the project.
It is an outside activity thus few restrictions.
Nurturing a few plants either alone or with family, then chatting (outside at the suggested distance) about them may just help some individuals to re-engage with society?
Sunflowers are good for the bees.
Sunflower seeds are good for the birds.
Growing a sunflower together with a child is a bonding exercise.
Making granny smile, by planting one in her garden (possibly from behind a screen) is priceless.
Bragging to your school friend that you have grown the tallest or most unusual will engage teenagers.
If we can engage enough local people, we can reunite a local community.
If we can engage local communities nationwide, we can create the largest living piece of temporary art, proving that by acting together we are powerful.
The natural growing cycle could match the unlockdown?
Steps to get it done:
- 1.4.21 First official seed planted
- 1.4.21 Web site launch
- 1.4.21 Social media campaign starts
- ASAP A collaboration with a seed company
- Reporting on how many seed packets delivered to worthy causes
- Get £1000 from donations publicly or from companies or grants
Even if you can't afford a donation, please consider buying a packet of seeds for yourself and friends, so you are part of the project.
Please consider passing on details of www.Sunflowergang.co.uk to friends and family.
Please post pictures of sunflowers you see growing in unusual places this year on our FaceBook page.
Please keep this project the fun it should be both as participants and recipients.