BOUQUETS have been left around Worcester with a note saying 'adopt me please.'

The 'lonely bouquets' were put there by a florist who survived cancer.

Jennie Pawley has started leaving some of the 25 flower bouquets around the city to raise awareness of gynaecological cancers.

Mrs Pawley, aged 32, hopes the idea will help raise awareness of the five gynaecological cancers: ovary, uterine, cervical, vulva and vaginal.

Mrs Pawley, who runs her business Sweet Ginger Bespoke Flowers from her home in Bath Road, Cherry Orchard, Worcester, was diagnosed with uterine cancer July 2016 and September marks a year since she had major surgery, including having a hysterectomy at just 31-years-old.

The month also marks gynaecological cancer awareness month.

The bouquets, delivered from Holland, The Netherlands, include dahlias, sunflowers, autumnal flowers and blossoms in purples and pinks.

They include a label telling the founder to take them home and include a facts and information about the cancers.

The first batch of three was put out on Friday, September 8 and all three finders contacted Mrs Pawley to express their gratitude.

Mrs Pawley said: "I wanted to raise awareness as not many people talk about gynaecological cancers.

"It is not very sexy – there are lots of people who ignore the symptoms until it is too late.

"People do not think about it until it is too late. I am kind of doing this from my heart really, I just want to support anyone that I can.

"People need to be vigilant but I am doing it in a way that can make people smile."

Mum-of-three Victoria Dorrell, aged 30, of St Peter's,who found a bouquet outside Worcester Guildhall, said: "Initially I walked past it as I thought it might of been a remembrance bouquet but then I noticed the card which said 'adopt me please' so i went back and read it.

"I thought it was such a kind gesture and it really put a smile on my face as I didn't expect to find them. I was out with my husband and it was the icing on the cake after a perfect child free day. I got a lot of compliments while walking through the town."

Mrs Pawley, who now has the all clear, was inspired by the Eve Appeal, a national charity raising cancer awareness and funding research into gynaecological cancers.

Mrs Pawley added: "It took a long time to be diagnosed- the type of cancer I had I was considered too young have. It is common with women in their 60s. I had a hysterectomy at 31, which was devastating but had I not had received treatment, imagine how dreadful would it have been?

"God knows what would have happened if I hadn’t been brave enough to go to the doctor’s."

For more information on gynaecological cancers go to The Eve Appeal and Womb Cancer Support UK online.

To find out more about Mrs Pawley’s awareness campaign go to @sweetgingerflowers on Facebook.