Celebrities sign up to Garden Re-Leaf

David Tennant
David Tennant

Actors Jude Law and David Tennant have joined the supporters of Garden Re-Leaf Day’s Gardening Quiz, by recording a round of questions.  The audio quiz is available as a customer event opportunity to any garden centre taking part in the annual fund-raising day in March.

The two stars join actress Naomie Harris in presenting a section of the questions alongside Eastenders' Danny Dyer and Patsy Palmer and impressionist Alistair McGowan in the vocal style of celebrities John Humphrys, David Mitchell, Matt Baker, Dara Ó Briain and Stephen Fry.

The quiz – which includes both general knowledge and gardening rounds – can be ordered by all retailers, suppliers and other organisations participating in Garden Re-Leaf Day, with funds raised going towards its chosen charity, Greenfingers.

Garden Re-Leaf Day’s founder and Hillview Garden Centre CEO Boyd Douglas-Davies said: "We’re enormously grateful that so many mainstream stars have supported this year’s Garden Re-Leaf Day quiz – it will be more popular than ever. It’s a simple way for retailers both to take part in Garden Re-Leaf, and attract scores of customers in-store at the start of the spring gardening season.

He added: "You can make the event even more effective by running other sales promotions, refreshments and fund-raisers alongside. The organiser’s pack costs just £100 and is available by calling 01993 871456 or emailing pat@gca.org.uk"

Garden centres and suppliers across the UK are expected to take part in the third annual Garden Re-Leaf Day, held on Friday 14th March 2014 and across the weekend.  Participants are being urged to register their involvement by emailing the organising team at info@gardenreleaf.co.uk with an overview of planned activities.

The location of the garden centre or supplier and events will then be added to the Garden Re-Leaf Day website: www.gardenreleaf.co.uk.

As in its first two years, Garden Re-Leaf Day’s nominated charity in 2014 is Greenfingers; the nationwide charity dedicated to building gardens in children’s hospices around the UK. Since 2012 Garden Re-Leaf Day participants have raised more than £116,000 for the cause.

ITV gardener David Domoney is offering a series of 30-minute expert talks on 16 February to the garden centre that wins Garden Re-Leaf Day’s new, free to enter ‘Gardening Date with David’ competition – which has a closing date of Friday 7th February 2014.

To register for Garden Re-Leaf Day and enter the ‘Gardening Date with David’ competition, garden centres need to email info@gardenreleaf.co.uk by 7 February with their details, also stating in 200 words or less, how they would make the most of his visit on 16th March as part of Garden Re-Leaf Day. 

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