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Sunday, May 10, 2020

Viva Andrada O’Flynn, Winner of World Humanitarian Drive’s (WHD) COVID Times Poetry Competition!

“In the UK, far from family and friends back home in the Philippines, I do my best to represent where I come from. In my own way, I want others to see the goodness and creativity of the Filipino people.” Viva Andrada O’Flynn, Winner of World Humanitarian Drive’s (WHD) COVID Times Poetry Competition
Viva Andrada O’Flynn of Love Viva Cakes and Crafts
The World Humanitarian Drive’s (WHD) COVID Times Poetry Competition, is a global multilingual competition, emphasized oneness among all, breaking barriers of language, nationality, and age. It unleashed poets to inspire and heal the world during this pandemic. It received more than 3,000 entries from around the world.

Viva Andrada O’Flynn
Abdul Basit Syed, founder of International NGO “World Humanitarian Drive” (WHD) believes that words can inspire and cure the agony of staying indoors in this lockdown. WHD used poetry to inspire millions of people to fight the battle against Coronavirus.

Representing the Philippines, Viva was awarded as one of the winners of Covid Times Poetry Competition.

Viva Andrada O’Flynn
Let's get to know the Filipina Winner, Viva Andrada O’Flynn:

  • Filipina.
  • Born in the Philippines, now UK based.
  • A woman of many talents.
  • A journalist.
  • An artist.
  • Event organizer.
  • Entrepreneur.
  • Chef.
  • Host
  • Wins bake-offs.
  • Poetic.
  • Co-owns F*ART Fashion ART with her sister, Happy, in the Philippines.
  • In the UK, Viva creates special moments with Love Viva Cakes and Crafts.
  • Viva’s business Love Viva Cakes and Crafts won the Creative Business of 2019 awarded by Women’s Business Club.
  • Viva is also a multi-awarded flower arranger, winning the Cheltenham Horticultural Society’s Summer Craft and Flower Show in 2019 after placing second in the 2018 edition of the contest.
  • Placed second in the Winchcombe Flower Show 2019 and in 2018.
  • Previously the Coffee Shop Manager of The Friendship Café.
  • Entrepreneur’s Champion of Create On The Square. She is now also the secretary of the Gloucestershire Filipino Association.
  • One of the winners of the COVID Times Poetry Competition. 

Viva Andrada O’Flynn of Love Viva Cakes and Crafts
Recently she won in all three categories of a Fairtrade Bake-off at St. Stephen’s Church in Cinderford. Those categories were: 

  • Vegan (First Prize)
  • Twelve of the Same
  • Freestyle Categories (Both in Second Prize)

Here is Viva’s award-winning poem:

To know more about Viva's Love Viva Cakes and Crafts and Facebook Page follow her social media accounts at:

Love Viva Cakes and Crafts

Love Viva Cakes and Crafts make the cake of your dreams come to life for your important celebrations so that you can enjoy special moments with your family and friends free from stress and worry.  Love Viva Cakes and Crafts create treats for your special feasts. 

Viva Andrada O'Flynn

Viva constantly brings pride to the Philippines. She proves that even in times of COVID-19 inspiration can be found. 

Love Viva Cakes and Crafts

Congratulations, Viva!

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