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How to change the world, one flower at a time

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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 for 2016.

* NB Due to a medical emergency, Nip was unable to present the Speaker Series. However, we still wanted to share this awesome interview. 

Read the full interview with Nip here

Check out Paperworks Inc - another amazing social enterprise!

We are so thrilled to announce our partnership with Paperworks Inc – another social enterprise in Canberra! Paperworks Inc are not only environmentally savvy with their products, but they provide amazing opportunities for those who are less advantaged.This not-for-profit social enterprise brings together people living with special needs or who come from low socio-economic backgrounds to create new friendships and [...]

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Join the GG's team!

Come and join the family at GG’s Flowers! We are always looking for compassionate volunteers who want to give a little bit back to those less fortunate. As a volunteer for GG’s Flowers, you can choose to help out on the forefront of activities with deliveries, or behind the scenes in the office. Even if you would like to donate [...]

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GG's Flowers unite for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance

GG's Flowers chuck on some onesies for a day in support of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

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Community gives back to 89-year-old Braddon robbery victim

When 89-year-old woman Palmira de Simone was robbed in broad daylight in her own driveway, GG's Flowers stepped in to give back to the Braddon resident. Read the story in the Canberra Times. 

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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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Nipuni Wijewickrema's blooming social enterprise

Nipuni Wijewickrema's blooming business has put her among an elite group of young Australians who are changing the lives of many. Wijewickrema, 22, co-manages a Canberra florist designed to give people with special needs employment opportunities and is honoured in The Sydney Morning Herald for her efforts 

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9 Young Australians Who Are Killing It Right Now

BuzzFeed News spoke to the Young Australian of the Year finalists, who among them was Nip who shared the story of GG's Flowers. 

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Flowers deliver success to the ACT Young Australian of the Year

Nip Wijewickrema, the 23-year-old co-owner of GG’s Florist has just picked up the ACT award for Young Australian of the year through not only the model of her existing business – which brings her 17-year-old sister, Gayana, into the mix, but also her passion for spreading a message of social inclusion and the benefits of ringing [...]

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Nipuni Wijewickrema - Young Australian Of the Year ACT Recipient

Watch Nip on ABC TV talk about being the ACT Young Australian of the Year

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