Morrisons Littlehampton sows seeds of hope

Free sunflower seeds are being given out by Morrisons in Littlehampton to send out a message of hope.

The Seeds of Hope launch yesterday saw hundreds of seed packets given away and the project will continue in the coming weeks with various ‘sunshine’ moments.

Alison Whitburn, the store’s community champion, said: “We want to capture the nation’s mood as we begin to see light at the end of the tunnel and encourage us to hope for a better time.

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“I will be distributing sunflower seeds to local care homes, schools and community gardens this week and next week.

“Next week, we will do Messages of Hope, distributing postcards with sunflower pictures on and the message ‘hope to see you soon’. These can be posted to the relatives people haven’t been able to see. I will take some to schools to colour and some to care homes.”

Packets containing ten seeds will be available to pick up at the tills and at the kiosk, first come first served. They will also be put in with click and collect orders and home deliveries.

Alison put out an appeal on her Morrisons littlehampton community champion Facebook page asking for suggestions of places that would appreciate the seeds and she had a huge response.

The project will continue with Stories of Hope, with books being given away to local schools and a books exchange set up in the store, and Moments of Hope, to share some positivity.

Community champion Alison Whitburn with her grandchildren, Brooke Irelan-Hill, 11, left, and sister Maddie, nine, at the Seeds of Hope launch at Morrisons in Littlehampton sunflower giveaway. Photo by Derek Martin DM21040162a