Greenfingers receives £95,000 from Garden Re-Leaf

The fourth annual Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day (27 March) was the most successful ever, raising £95,000.

This year, fundraising highlights included the Glee's London Thames Path Walk; Richard Jackson's QVC shows that raised £40,000 over three days; 'guess the length of string', 'soak the boss' and Easter egg hunts all taking place at garden centres across the UK; and the 'Glovies' campaign which raised over £10,000 thanks to donations from the sales of gloves by Briers and Town and Country.

Greenfingers Trustee and Garden Re-Leaf Day Founder Boyd Douglas-Davies announced the total raised in 2015 as £95,025.31 - 30 per cent up on the total reached last year. Speaking to attendees at the annual GIMA Awards at Celtic Manor Resort in South Wales last night, he praised the combined efforts of the hundreds of garden centre teams, suppliers and individuals that took part over the past four years.

The grand total raised now stands at more than £270,000.

Greenfingers head of fundraising Linda Petrons said: "The support we continue to receive from the garden industry is just amazing. Without your help, children and families that use hospices would not have access to an outside space for which to play with their children away from the pressures they face in care, and would also sadly not have a special place to remember those that have passed. Thank you so very much - we hope you will all continue to support us in the future!"

Greenfingers new £1m campaign is 'Million Moments'.

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