Homebase links up with Greenfingers charity in new three-year collaboration

Homebase and Greenfingers have said they will work together on a number of initiatives.

The first will see the current crop of Homebase Garden Academy trainees, who are being mentored by RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold medallist Adam Frost, attending special workshops about the work Greenfingers does, including trips to hospice gardens and talks from Greenfingers garden designers.

The aim is for academy members to get a valuable insight into the unique considerations of designing gardens at children’s hospices with a view to members being involved in future Greenfingers garden design projects.

Homebase head of corporate responsibility Amy Whidburn said: "Greenfingers is a fantastic charity that makes a huge difference to families up and down the country. We hope that over the next three years, Homebase can make a real difference by helping with its garden projects and by raising vital funds."

Greenfingers charity director Deborah Skillicorn said the potential benefits of the collaboration were exciting. "We are very much looking forward to creating a fruitful, beneficial alliance for everyone involved."

The organisations have said that they will announce details of further collaborations later this year.

Greenfingers is dedicated to supporting the children who spend time in hospices around the UK, along with their families, by creating inspiring gardens for them to relax in and enjoy.

To date Greenfingers has created 44 gardens in children’s hospices around the country, with the latest garden at Little Haven’s Hospice in Essex opening in autumn 2014.

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