Helping people stay connected

You might be receiving a lot of mail explaining how businesses are adapting to the change brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. As you’d expect, we are doing everything possible to protect our staff, suppliers and customers but in this uncertain time we particularly want to express our support to those isolated, and gratitude to the many thousands working in the emergency services doing what they can to protect us. 

We’re not a huge business, but we believe that expressing care and thought with flowers can help in a gentle way. We can help people to connect and maintain contact at a time of anxiety and, more practically, we can help those who are employed by emergency services by delivering their flowers to loved ones at cost.

We hope that by waiving delivery charges and the cost of message cards for our customers we can make it easier for them to protect family traditions, like the celebration of Mother’s Day, or just to connect remotely over the coming weeks. Each and every day we receive many heartwarming messages from customers and recipients which highlight how very important these gestures and acts of kindness are and how much the arrival of a message along with beautiful flowers can brighten the spirits.

If you order with us now you’ll immediately qualify for free delivery and a free message card (use the code stayconnected in the checkout).

Additionally, the code caring4carers can be used by anyone with NHS and Police email addresses and automatically qualifies for a 25% discount (as well as free shipping and card).

Why are we doing this?
We’re the UK’s most ethical flower business and we believe in a fairer, brighter world for all. Our intention is to improve the lives of those in every community we touch and now, more than ever, that commitment feels important. 

Every order will still qualify toward our tree-planting project and every bouquet will still be delivered without any single-use plastic and compostable, organic packaging. Although we made a small difference when things were tough for employees of Thomas Cook & Asda and we’ve since raised many thousands of pounds to combat homelessness in partnership with Crisis, this might be our biggest effort to date.

If you’d like to suggest other emergency carers who might need a helping hand, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us: customer@arenaflowers.com.

Let’s not be paralysed by fear or worn down by this. Instead, look out for one another and remember that, when we take the time to care, we really can make a difference.

By John Hackett