Festival of Hearts 2017

14 March 2017

For the last 15 years Centrecare has celebrated Valentine's Day by handing out free Roses throughout the Perth metropolitan and rural areas to remind us of the significance of our relationships with our loved ones.

Centrecare Festival of Hearts card

We received a lovely card from a 73 year old lady who was presented with a rose while visiting the city and we would like to share it with everyone.

“Hello to all, I wanted to express my gratitude to all involved in the giving of a rose on Valentine’s Day. Due to illness & lack of mobility over a period of 6 months I was feeling pretty down. A few days before I had to have my 17 yrs old pussycat, my only companion to sleep. That day was my first trip to the city for a while. Although difficult and of course still in the bursting into tears mode due to loss of my pet, it was a sheer delight when a young man approached me to wish me Happy Valentine’s Day & handed me a rose. I had seen several people on the platform & thought as it's morning it was political. What a surprise. I expect some cynics might say waste of money but I wonder how many people you made feel better & a reason to smile on that day. I am 73 years old & you MADE MY DAY. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
(name withheld)