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Aim for the Stars Scholarship Winner: Nipuni Wijewickrema

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Nipuni Wijewickrema is a 2017 Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Scholarship winner. The Aim for the Stars foundation focuses on empowering, supporting, and backing incredible young women, and the support given has been invaluable. Nip answers a few questions about dreams, commitment, and challenges that a young woman might face today. Read more about Nip’s answers at Aimforthestars

One Flower at a Time

GG’s Flowers stars in a short documentary produced by videographer Callum. Focusing on Nipuni Wijewickrema, we follow the beginnings of GG’s Flowers and the inspiration for starting the business and what followed next. With a message to look after and protect vulnerable people within the community Nip emphasises the importance of equipping people with skills [...]

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GG’s Flowers gets first pop-up shop by joining Shop Wanniassa

Since the establishment of the business, GG’s Flowers has now secured their first pop-up shop front. Partnering with Shop Wanniassa at Wanniassa Markets, GG’s Flowers trialled a pop up shop-front over the christmas season. Showing their hampers and their popular rainbow roses, GG’s Flowers are definitely on the road to expanding their business. Read more [...]

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Canberra Close Up: Nipuni Wijewickrema

ABC Canberra meets with Nipuni Wijewickrema to talk about the progress she’s made with GG’s Flowers. Focusing on the inspirations behind the business, becoming a social enterprise, and the high school experiences that helped shape her, we get an inside view about what makes GG’s Flowers so important. Read more about Nip at ABC Canberra to learn [...]

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How to change the world, one flower at a time

Foundation for Young Australians meets with Nipuni Wijewickrema to talk about GG’s Flowers and the inspirations for starting a social enterprise Canberra florist that gives meaningful employment to those with special needs. Right as the Unleashed Festival’s Speaker series starts, Nip takes part in Australia’s largest social change festival as part of the speaker lineup [...]

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Raising Women: Geetha and Gayana

There's an old saying passed on from her mother that Geetha Wijewickrema has held on to: ‘Never Give Up’. This saying has stayed with Geetha through raising a daughter with a disability, battling an illness, and co-founding a business. Speaking to HerCanberra, Geetha talks about her family and how she’s incredibly proud of all her [...]

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Bucking the trends #17 – GG’s Flowers

The Australia Post Regional Pitchfest was an opportunity for Nipuni Wijewickrema to share GG’s Flowers to a live audience and to an expert panel. This proved to be successful as the GG’s Flowers story stole the show and the team took home first prize as well as the audience choice. As lucky and grateful as [...]

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GG's Flowers Mother's Day 2016

Watch the girls of GG's Flowers on WIN News Canberra 2016. Win News popped in for a visit of GG's HQ and sat down to chat with Lauren, Olivia and Gayana to chat about Mother's Day 2016. 

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Meet the Canberrans doing extraordinary things

The Canberra Weekly focused on the ACT Australians of the Year in their edition 'Advancing Australia'. See Nip's feature in the digital edition!

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