Dianella postal worker makes a picnic out of business


Rowena Lynch sets up a picnic.
Picture: Andrew Ritchie   www.communitypix.com.au          d460938
Rowena Lynch sets up a picnic. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au        d460938

RANDOM acts of kindness have paid dividends for Dianella resident Rowena Lynch.

The Australia Post worker, who creates beautiful picnics outside of her everyday role, said the small idea she thought would not take off has been keeping her busy for more than a year.

The 31-year-old was invited back to the Bonjour Perth French Festival at the weekend, where VIPs were treated to a relaxed Parisian set-up.

This follows her work with Ros Worthington, where she created a bohemian-style picnic for the philanthropist’s book launch.

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Mrs Lynch said she had always wanted to be involved in events around Perth, but on a smaller scale.

“I always wanted to be in the event industry and I was thinking of something simple that people would be interested in, so I thought why not smaller events like picnics,” she said.

“People in Perth love the outdoors and you see them in parks enjoying themselves. I thought it would be a good idea to perhaps set up the space, bring the food and have them rock up and everything is done for them.

“They ring me when they are ready to finish and I come in and clean everything up for them.”

Mrs Lynch said even before starting the business, she would hold picnics for her family and friends, even surprising a few people who needed cheering up.

“I couldn’t just go out and do a normal picnic; it would have to be really pretty,” she said.

“From there, with encouragement from my husband, I started to do it for my family and friends.

“For three months nothing happened and then last year I volunteered for the Bonjour Perth French Festival and it all took off.

“I started with nothing and have had an unbelievable response, so I think it’s important to give back in return for all the blessings I have received so far.

“I work a lot with other suppliers in WA and support local, which I think is incredibly important.”