RAINBOW roses will be available to buy from Morrisons over Valentines.
Morrisons have partnered with LGBTQ+ youth homeless charity, The Albert Kennedy Trust, to launch the Rainbow Rose.
The roses will be part of Morrisons’ The Best range and will be available to purchase at the store on Lower Thomas Street.
The rainbow is used worldwide to symbolise Pride in the LGBTQ+ community. Fifty pence per rose sold will be donated to the charity, which provides safe homes and support to young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bi or trans.
The charity was selected by the supermarket’s LGBTQ+ network. Developed by Morrisons florists, the roses have been dyed so that each petal displays the colours of the rainbow. To do this, florists cut the rose stems and dip each part into a different coloured water - which are absorbed by the flower to turn each petal into a different vibrant colour - including blue, yellow, green, violet and pink.
Dave Emery, Store Manager at Morrisons says: “We’re stocking rainbow roses this Valentine’s day for the first time. They’ve been designed to celebrate love.”
Carrie Reiners, Director of Fundraising from The Albert Kennedy charity says: “We’re delighted to partner with Morrisons on their Rainbow Rose campaign for Valentine’s Day.
"As the national LGBTQ+ youth homelessness charity, we are always looking to raise awareness and raise vital funds to support the work we do to provide safe homes and support to young people who face homelessness - just for being brave enough to come out to their families and communities.”
Morrisons will also be selling red roses for £2 for one and £5 for a dozen.