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One Flower at a Time

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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 to make it through real life, and giving opportunities to provide meaningful employment. Watch the short documentary on YouTube. 

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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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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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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Get to know Gayana Wijewickrema

HerCanberra asked Gayana Wijewickrema of GG's Flowers to be a special contributor and to share her journey of living a fulfilling life while working with special needs. 

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The socially-sustainable Aussie florist

If you buy your flowers for Mother's Day here you will be changing people's lives while making mum smile. Win, win! Women's Weekly report the story behind the socially-sustainable florist, GG's Flowers. 

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Flowers with a Purpose

HerCanberra shares their experience of receiving more than just a delivery of blossoming flowers when ordering with GG's Flowers - the socially sustainable florist measured by happiness, not profit. 

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Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards - GG's Flowers

Nip Wijewickrema, co-founder of GG's Flowers, is awarded the Chief Minister's Inclusion Award. 

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