Interflora Makes GBP2,000 Kenyan DonationBy Interflora, PRNE
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
LONDON, August 25, 2010 - The Oserian Farm in Kenya - one of Interflora's Fairtrade suppliers - is
based on the shores of Lake Naivasha and provides the company with some of
the beautiful flowers you see on www.interflora.co.uk.
On 245 hectares of land, the farm produces around 400 million stems a
year - mainly roses and carnations. There are around 6,000 workers employed
at Oserian and the farm provides them with housing, healthcare and schools
for their children.
Following a visit to the farm in 2009, Interflora has donated more than
GBP2,000-worth of books, sports supplies and electrical equipment to the two
farm schools - Oserian Hilltop Academy and Oserian High.
Flowers and other products with the Fairtrade mark mean the workers
benefit from labour and environmental standards. They also benefit from an
additional Fairtrade Premium, which goes to education, healthcare and the
It allows communities like Oserian to choose where the money goes,
meaning they get to use it in the areas where it is needed the most. Not only
are the workers at Oserian able to live more comfortably, but the farm is
also a huge conservation area. The Oserian Sanctuary covers 7,300 hectares,
and many endangered species have successfully been reintroduced.
It is amazing to see how Oserian Farm has benefited from the sale of
Fairtrade flowers. And Interflora is happy to have been able to use some of
the profits from its Fairtrade range to give back to the workers and their
Notes to Editors
Interflora is the UK's leading flower delivery network. Their expert
florists will create your bouquet before hand delivering your flowers by post
(www.interflora.co.uk/content/flowers-delivered-florists/) to the
recipient. Interflora even offers next-day and same-day delivery on their
flowers to ensure they always arrive on time. Interflora flowers
(www.interflora.ie/) are available for delivery in the UK & Ireland.
For more information visit blog.interflora.co.uk
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Or contact the Interflora press office: 0800-542-1891 - press.enquiries at interflora.co.uk
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