The volunteers potted 1,350 roses which will be sold in Blue Diamond centres during the season and the proceeds given to the charity.
Blue Diamond managing director Alan Roper, has decided that the company will contribute £10,000 in advance to the charity along with the public’s donations, so totalling £10,545.
Blue Diamond said it would like to thank all those who supported this event and look forward to participating next year when Roper plans to engage all Blue Diamond’s centres in raising funds for Greenfingers in some form.
Specially planted up Spring pots from the Plant-athon were sold and 20 per cent from each sale was given to Greenfingers, to raise money for this fantastic charity. See: https://www.justgiving.com/squires-24-hour-plant-athon
Garden ReLeaf founder Boyd Douglas Davies, Klondyke's Bob Hewitt and Alton's Andy Bunker also took part in their own 24-hour Plantathons. They say the plantathon may become an annual event.