Garden Re-Leaf 2 planned for 8 March 2013

The first Garden Re-Leaf Day, held on 13 March 2012, has raised £52,431 for charity Greenfingers, which creates gardens at children's hospices nationwide.

The total was announced by the founder of Garden Re-Leaf Day and Hillview Garden Centre CEO Boyd Douglas-Davies, at the annual GIMA (Garden Industry Manufacturers’ Association)  Awards on July 12.

More than 500 UK garden centres supported Garden Re-Leaf Day, by participating in special events to get the gardening season off to a flying start and raising funds for Greenfingers along the way.  The funds will be used to develop sensory and magical gardens in hospices.

Two hospices have already benefitted from the money raised during Garden Re-Leaf Day – The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice in Trentham, and Robin House Children’s Hospice in West Dunbartonshire.

Garden Re-Leaf will run again on 8 March 2013.

Douglas Davies said:

"We’ve been completely blown away by the response to the very first Garden Re-Leaf. The day has really helped to get people, both young and old, interested in their gardens again and I hope that the green-fingered buzz Garden Re-Leaf has created will continue.

"But more importantly the funds raised for Greenfingers really will make a difference to those that depend on the services these hospices provide. I, on behalf of the entire Garden Re-Leaf team, would like to extend our sincerest thanks to everyone that took part, and cannot wait to see how we’ll develop Garden Re-Leaf in 2013. 

"Plans are already very much underway, and we encourage anyone wanting to take part to get in touch. I do believe that  together we can make Garden Re-Leaf Day an even bigger and more exciting event, safe in the knowledge that our hard work and dedication will continue to help Greenfingers transform the lives of children living in hospices, by providing them with magical gardens to explore and experience."

See www.gardenreleaf.co.uk or contact info@gardenreleaf.co.uk


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