Garden centres prepare for fourth Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day

Now in its fourth year, Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day will see garden centres put on special events to raise money for the Rosy Cheeks Fund, now in its final year, and get the nation gardening on the Friday before Easter, 27th March 2015.

Town & Country's Nicole Dopson, HTA's Carol Paris and Greenfingers Deborah Skillicorn
Town & Country's Nicole Dopson, HTA's Carol Paris and Greenfingers Deborah Skillicorn

 The day has become fundamental to Greenfingers' fundraising activities as it has meant that six gardens have been created from the £175,000 raised from Garden Re-Leaf events alone.

Some 2,000 families and children who use children’s hospices have benefited from the installation of the outdoor spaces.

Town & Country handed over a cheque for £7,300 to Greenfingers at the recent Garden Press Event after running a fundraising campaign.

In 2015 Greenfingers specifically needs to fund a grow your own garden and an urban family garden.

The day is now known as 'Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day', to reinforce the charitable focus of the day and its significance to Greenfingers’ fundraising strategy.

Founder of Garden Re-Leaf Day, Boyd Douglas-Davies, is now a trustee of Greenfinger. 

 

Douglas-Davies said: "Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day 2015 is an unmissable opportunity to get customers in store earlier, kick-starting the peak season and raising money to boot.  Now is the perfect time to get involved, and really create a buzz within the garden centre, hosting creative events that benefit Greenfingers and encourage team building."

A new version of the website, was launched to help make it easier for garden centres to register their events. See www.gardenreleaf.co.uk. 


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