Garden Re-Leaf Day prepares to kick off season

The 22 March Garden Re-Leaf day will feature a 20 mile walk as well as a sponsored cycle.

This will be the fifth annual Garden Re-Leaf Walk, and those that have taken part in the full 20-mile walk since the outset will mark having completed their 100th mile in aid of Greenfingers as they cross the finishing line.

The cycle ride and walk starts and finishes at Wyevale’s World’s End Garden Centre in Buckinghamshire. 

The Greenfingers Charity has plans to raise more than £500,000 this year and hopes that Garden Re-Leaf day will beat the £70,000 record it hit in 2017. The charity has already created 55 gardens at children’s hospices across the UK and is currently building three more; at Claire House Children’s Hospice in Wirral, Richard House Children’s Hospice in London, Grace House Hospice in Sunderland and plans to create more are already underway.

Event organisers the Greenfingers Charity say the Garden Re-Leaf Sponsored Walk & Cycle Challenge will this year be supported by a range of leading brands. 

SBM Life Science, CSY Retail, Woodlodge, Hozelock, LOFA and Vitax are among sponsors.

Greenfingers’ Director of Fundraising & Communications, Linda Petrons said: "We must say a huge thank you to all of our sponsors. Without their kindness and generosity, we would not be able to put on the event that we do. Being able to gather support and assistance from a wide range of industry friends means a huge amount to both us as a charity, but also to those children and families that benefit from the work we do – so thank you, thank you, thank you!"

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