Rugby stars say it with flowers for Cancer Society

16:00, Feb 14 2014

It wasn't just roses turning red around Invercargill yesterday.

Southland Stag player Keanu Kahukura and Southland Rugby Academy player Jack Falloon delivered flowers to lucky Valentines around Invercargill in a bid to help out Relay For Life.

The two were assisting Ambrosia Designer Florist after Rugby Southland grounds manager and Relay For Life committee member Russell Thomas had offered two hours of work to a Southland business in exchange for a $100 donation to the Cancer Society.

Ambrosia Designer Florist owner Shani Hopgood said it was great to have the two on board for the busy day. "I thought it would be a really good opportunity to support a good cause and get some help on our busy day at the same time," she said.

Kahukura said he was roped in to helping out by Thomas and then he in turn dropped Falloon into it, but it was great to be able to help out. "It's a good cause and I support it hard out." Relay For Life events co-ordinator Lyndal Ludlow said it was fantastic having the support of Rugby Southland.

"It's a great collaboration between sports and local businesses for a good cause."

Kahukura and Falloon delivered between 15 and 20 bunches of flowers around Invercargill. 


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