The Party for Perennial is now a popular industry fixture, having been reinstated following the charity’s 175th anniversary in 2014, reviving the organisation’s Victorian tradition of an annual fundraising event. The last party raised £20,000 for the HortAid campaign. The 2016 party has a line up of music and entertainment including a six piece live band. The ticket price includes a glass of bubbly and food and there are many prizes to be won in the raffle and auction hosted by Andrew Fisher-Tomlin.
Anita Bates, director of marketing and development at Perennial, said: "Judging by the success of the last party, we know how much people enjoy having the chance to get together with friends and colleagues during the winter season when many horticulture businesses are less busy. It is a great opportunity for networking, but most of all it is a chance for people to proactively support their trade charity. Tickets are already selling fast so do not delay in securing your entry to the party of the year."
All funds raised through ticket sales and the auction and raffle will help support all UK horticulturists, retired and of working age, and their families, who come to Perennial for help. As the only charity that helps individuals from all sectors of the horticulture industry, Perennial makes a massive difference to people’s lives when they have nowhere else to turn.
Garden designer and auctioneer for the event, Andrew Fisher Tomlin said: "It is great to be involved with the Party for Perennial which is sure to be a fantastic evening in an impressive venue. The more people that come along, the more vital funds will be raised for Perennial, so why not get a group together and celebrate the start of the New Year with a bang?"
Sponsors: the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA), Bulldog Tools, Bullrush, CED Natural Stone and the Landscape Show. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ticket prices are from £55. See www.perennial.org.uk/events/party-for-perennial-2016