'Hope we make you smile' - free bouquets of flowers left at shopping centre

Flowers left at the Arc shopping centre in Bury St Edmunds

Flowers have been left at the arc shopping centre to celebrate Lonely Bouquet Day - Credit: arc shopping centre

A number of bouquets of flowers have been left around a Bury St Edmunds shopping centre to spread joy around the town. 

The arc shopping centre is celebrating today's Lonely Bouquet Day - an annual event dedicated to making someone's day brighter through flowers. 

The movement began in Belgium, with the simple idea of spreading happiness by leaving flowers on the street with a note for passers-by to discover. 

The day, celebrated on June 28 each year, has now spread around the world. 

Flowers left at the arc shopping centre in Bury St Edmunds

The flowers have a tag encouraging people to take them home - Credit: arc shopping centre

A number of colourful bouquets have been left around the popular Bury shopping centre today, with a tag saying: "Take me home, I hope I make you smile."

A spokeswoman for the arc said: "The whole aim is to make the people of Bury St Edmunds smile, make their day that little bit nicer. 

"We just want to spread the love a little bit."