Garden Re-Leaf breaks records

The Garden Re-Leaf annual walk event has so far raised £25,000 - smashing last year's total of £9,000, and overall the event has now raised £500,000.

Around 100 walkers - the most ever fundraisers for any single Garden Re-Leaf Day event - took part in this year’s walk through Cambridgeshire, which was sponsored by Scotsdales, GTN, LOFA, Outback,
Briers, Cadix UK Ltd, GIMA, Kelkay, Town & Country’s Mark Butler, Hozelock, SBM Life Science, Youngs Coaches and Quinton Edwards.
Garden Re-Leaf newcomer Mr Fothergill’s have so far raised over £3,986 from the walk and also the company’s ‘Go Green’ event held at their base in Suffolk.
Bayer’s new owners SBM Life Science were another company that jumped in to support Garden Re-
Leaf for the first time, raising £2,180.53 from fundraising in the office and the walk – for sponsoring
medals, providing items for the goody bags as well as two welcome refreshment stations along the
route of the walk.
Garden Store Gallopers (Re-Leaf founder Boyd Douglas-Davies and his team) raised £3,003 and Cadix UK raised £2,221 and sponsored a support car.
QVC host and Greenfingers founder president Richard Jackson held two special shows on 18-19 March and raised £37,000.
Richard Jackson’s Garden, Hayloft Plants, De Jager, Plants2Gardens, Thompson & Morgan and Mont Rose of Guernsey were the participants.
Rolawn raised over £300 so far for the Greenfingers Charity by holding a ‘Garden Re-Leaf Day’ internal Spring Fair and running an on-line sales promotion.
Greenfingers head of fundraising and communications Linda Petrons said: "This year’s Garden Re-Leaf walk was a record breaker that boosted publicity for Greenfingers Charity like never before. I know it was a real challenge for many of those that took part, and with many giving up their valuable time, travelling and organising overnight stays, it really was an incredible effort and on behalf of Greenfingers I must say we are so very grateful to you all."
Garden Re-Leaf Day will be on the 16 March 2018.
Klondyke’s plant-athons are expected to raise over £8000
Adrian Hall, vintage tea party with raffle raised £320.00
Aylett Garden Centre’s mad hatter day, with Pippa Greenwood raised £918.20
Alan Down’s hellebore tour at Cleeve Nursery raised £433
Haskins raised a whopping £3,000
Holiday Inn Colchester’s Quiz night raised over £400
Longacres raffles, food tastings and special offers raised a total of £2,565.85
Millbrook Garden Centres spring launch raised £2,437.66
Old Railway Line’s quiz and curry night raised £617.90
Perrywood’s quiz night raised £1,155
Orchard Park Garden Centre has beaten its target of £500
Andy Bunker and the team at Alton Garden Centre whose Plant-athon has so far raised over £500
Amounts to be annonced:
British Garden centres static push bike
Chessington Garden Centre, drinks, pots and gardening sets sales
Coletta and Tyson Garden Centre
Fairweather Garden Centre
Ross Garden Store
Langlands Garden Centres
Paradise Park who were planning daytime events and a quiz night
Pondkeeper’s raffle
Rolawn’s miniature spring fair and product promotion
Squire’s Garden Centre, Hersham’s afternoon tea
Whitehall Garden Centres
HTA fundraising at the APL Awards
Deco-Pak’s play pit sand promotion
Garden Re-Leaf on TV and Radio
BBC Radio Cambridge held a special Garden Re-Leaf show on 15 March.

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