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Interview with ROSE MORGAN community champion

A Peckham community champion has been given a British Empire Medal for her idea to hand out millions of ‘seeds of hope’.

Rose Morgan, who works for Morrisons in Peckham, had the idea of handing out sunflower seeds to local schools and care homes among others, to give people hope amid the latest lockdown.

Chief executive David Potts agreed and the plan was rolled out across every Morrisons shop in the country, with millions of seeds given out,

“I had the idea of using sunflower seeds to represent this new beginning and so emailed David our CEO to share it with him and I’m so glad he liked it – I am incredibly proud that I got to spread this message and it touched so many people this year with a much needed moment of joy and hope.”
Rose Morgan BEM, Community Champion at Morrisons Peckham, said: “This recognition is such an honour. When everyone was emerging from lockdown after such a difficult time, I wanted to give my customers fresh hope and food for the heart by putting smiles on as many faces as possible.

4 Comments

  • Cheryl Clarke says:

    Rose Morgan has shown her empathy and admiration for the community and those in the UK as we together journeyed through, the covid virus. While thousands suffered loss of loved ones many suffered psychologically and physically through social distancing and lock down. Rose’s inspiration for the community to plant seeds of hope for a better future really celebrates the community recognising we do well when we stick together and we all fair better mentally when we recognised that although the sunflower in Rose Morgan’s figurative and literal plant symbolising hope in us coming together after lock down. The sunflower is a plant however, Rose Morgan this by giving people actual seeds to grow their own sunflower demonstrates her qualities as a Community Campion and Ambassador, showing people that the action it took for us to grow our sunflowers, is the same action we need to take to care for one another throughout this unfortunate pandemic. Consistency in watering the sunflower and patience to wait for it to grow are the qualities we all need as neighbours that will without doubt furnish our hope, as stated by Rise Morgan and those at Morrisons who have been so kind to people in Peckham, Southwark. Thank you

  • Cheryl Clarke says:

    Rose Morgan has shown how she personally cared for her community and those in the UK as together, we journeyed through the covid-19 virus, and her message behind, ‘seeds of hope’.

    While thousands suffered loss of loved ones many suffered psychologically and physiologically through social distancing, lock down restrictions and isolation in trying to stay safe from contracting the virus.

    Rose’s idea for the community to plant seeds of hope for a better future really celebrates the community recognising we all do well when we stick together and we all fair better mentally when we recognise just like the sunflower needs all its stems to be a sunflower, we too need each other to provide, health care, food and care for the elderly and vulnerable groups, to be a community.

    I feel that Rose Morgan, putting her idea through Morrisons to provide people with actual seeds to grow their own sunflowers truly demonstrates her qualities as a Community Campion and Ambassador.

    The seeds of hope as described by Rose Morgan enables us to mark the year and time we all came out of lock down by the literal and symbolic sunflowers given to all by Morrisons.

    Seeds of hope is really saying, please don’t stop caring for each other after the pandemic.

    The same consistency we applied in watering our sunflowers and the patience it took to wait for it to grow into a sunflower is the same application this message gives us to be consistent in caring for each other through this difficult time and beyond and thank Rose Morgan for her innovation and hard work.

  • Maxine. M says:

    This is such a wonderful idea and very much needed. Thank you so much Rose and Morrison’s for blessing so many people and giving us hope.
    God bless you!

  • Maxine M says:

    This is such a wonderful idea and very much needed. Thank you so much Rose and Morrison’s for blessing so many people and giving us hope.
    God bless you!

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