St John staff Ian Harvey (left) and Russell Glendinning,
with some of the bouquets of flowers delivered to women in
Wakatipu to mark Mother's Day. Photo b y Tracey Roxburgh.
While many said it with breakfast in bed, chocolates or a
meal out, others told their mothers they loved them with
flowers, simultaneously raising money for St John.
Queenstown florists Wild Poppies and In the Pink took orders
for Mother's Day to have the bouquet delivered by an
ambulance, the $10 delivery charge going towards St John
operation costs at the Frankton Station.
Ian Harvey, of St John, said it had been a ''beautiful'' day.
''[The reaction] is one of shock because they've got an
ambulance driving up ... then a massive smile when they see
''It's been lovely.''