Greenfingers has announced a Christmas fundraising push reminding people ‘a garden is not just for summer’ this festive season.
The campaign is aimed at raising money for Greenfingers’ Rosy Cheeks Appeal, which the charity launched in spring 2013. The appeal, as a whole, aims to raise £750,000 over the next two years to build at least 10 new gardens in children’s hospices around the country.
Money raised from this winter’s fundraising campaign will go towards building ‘whatever the weather’ spaces for year round use in the gardens Greenfingers is creating.
Greenfingers chairman Matthew Wilson said: "At Christmas our thoughts are often with our families and giving gifts – at Greenfingers we are asking people to think of families who will be relying on the hospices around the country to provide respite, support and help to children over the festive season.
"We are very aware that the gardens we design in children’s hospices need to give these children and families the chance to spend time outside all year round - and this winter we are asking people to donate the last hour of their pay for 2013 to Greenfingers to help us build more year-round accessible spaces to ensure children can spend time away from the bedside whatever the weather.’"
Greenfingers is calling on people within the horticulture industry and beyond to donate the last hour of their pay for 2013 to help finance outside spaces for year round use in the gardens it will build as part of its Rosy Cheeks Appeal. Honda UK has already confirmed it will be supporting the fundraising initiative this Christmas.
Donate at www.Justgiving.com/Greenfingers-Christmas or by texting GRNF50 and the amount you wish to donate to 70070.