William Sinclair helps to raise cash for Greenfingers Appeal

The Greenfingers Appeal received a cheque for more than £2,500 at the Garden Retail Awards dinner thanks to William Sinclair, Amateur Gardening magazine and the Garden Industry Manufacturers' Association (GIMA).

The cheque, which was handed over by Garden Retail Awards sponsor William Sinclair managing director Danny Adamson, was the winning bid in a charity auction run by Amateur Gardening. The publication offered advertising space as a prize with the proceeds going to Greenfingers. The auction was advertised via GIMA to its members.

Greenfingers has been the charity of the gardening industry for over a decade. It creates and maintains gardens for children's hospices in the UK and is supported through donations and expertise from the industry. So far it has created 28 gardens around the country and raised over £1m. Each garden is designed to be unique, and to provide a peaceful space for children, families and carers.

Adamson said: "It is fantastic to be able to give further support to Greenfingers, which is a charity that Sinclair really believes in. Sinclair already donates money from each bag of Top Soil sold to Greenfingers and it is great to have the opportunity to help them raise more funding. The work they do building beautiful spaces for children with life-limiting conditions is very important and one way that the gardening industry can really help to make a difference."

For more information, see www.greenfingersappeal.co.uk.

 

Subscribe to Horticulture Week for more news, more in-depth features and more technical and market info.

 

 

 


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Garden centre building: what's going up?

Garden centre building: what's going up?

After a lull in new builds, 2018 could see a slight resurgence in garden centres being erected.

Retail seed: crowded market for 2018

Retail seed: crowded market for 2018

Thompson & Morgan is refocusing on the garden centre seed market, hoping to win back business from Mr Fothergill's, which has expanded during T&M's long sale process.

Climbing roses

Climbing roses

Walls, trellises, pergolas and even trees can all be brightened up by these beautiful blooms, writes Miranda Kimberley.


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Horticulture Week Top 100 GARDEN CENTRES

Our exclusive ranking of garden centre performance by annual turnover. 

Garden Centre Prices

Peter Seabrook

Inspiration and insight from travels around the horticultural world
 

Read more Peter Seabrook articles

Neville Stein

Business advice from Neville Stein, MD of business consultancy Ovation
 

Read latest articles