PEOPLE in NSW living with HIV are set to benefit as thousands of flowers are given away this weekend.

For a gold coin donation, Sydneysiders can get their hands on 5000 pots of flowers and herbs including petunias, marigold, sweet alyssum, chives, mint and sage.

All funds raised will be donated to the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation, which provides practical assistance and support to people with HIV.

For the past seven weeks, the flowers have formed part of the Sydney Council’s annual Living Colour displays located in public spaces across the city centre.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the displays included a giant pyramid of 2000 brightly-coloured plants at Martin Place: “Now we’re giving them away so residents can brighten backyards and balconies with a bloom of summer colour.”

Plants will be given away in return for a donation this Sunday, March 16 from 8am on a first-come-first-serve basis at St Mary’s Cathedral Square.

 

 

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