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'The Better Bunch’ SBS The Feed presents the Wijewickrema family

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The Wijewickrema’s always wanted their own TV Show.

‘The Better Bunch’ by SBS Viceland presents the Wijewickrema family, who established GG’s Flowers with the sole purpose of hiring those with special needs.The Wijewickrema family show how family love and support took the business that was made for Gayana- a young girl with Down Syndrome, and unintentionally turned it into a social enterprise advocating for more employment opportunities for people with special needs. Touching on subjects such as protecting vulnerable people within the community, to discussing future plans and goals, GG’s Flowers is a business that aims to leave its mark on the community. Watch the short clip here

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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When things start growing in the bathroom...

Discover how Young Australian of the Year ACT, Nip Wijewickrema, changed her sister’s life – and, as a result, her own via CityNews.

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Canberra Close Up: Nipuni Wijewickrema

Listen on ABC Canberra to hear the story of how 22-year-old Canberran, Nipuni Wijewickrema, is making a difference one flower at a time.

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Women of the Future finalist wins ACT Young Aussie of the Year

Nip Wijewickrema tells The Australian Women's Weekly that “In ten years I’d love to be employing hundreds of people with special needs”.

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Mother Creates A Floral Company To Give Her Daughter With Down Syndrome A Meaningful Job

A mother’s compassion is a very powerful thing. It can inspire many, especially her family. Read about Geetha Wijewickrema and how she co-founded GG's Flowers here.

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