A total of £3,812.79 was collected on behalf of the two charities at this year's BALI National Landscape Awards, a record-breaking amount for the event.
The money will be split equally between Greenfingers, which raises money to build gardens in children's hospices throughout the UK and Grace School, a charity established to build, and then support, a school in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan -- an area ravaged by 21 years of civil war.
BALI chairman Richard Gardiner highlighted the real difference the money can make to the charities.
"The collection is a real testament to the generosity of those within the industry, and the amount donated surpassed expectations and will make a huge difference to the important work of the two charities," he explained.
Richard Gardiner is also part of a group of industry professionals who are looking to take on the Three Peaks Challenge. This challenge involves climbing the three highest mountains in the UK within 24 hours. The group is undertaking the challenge to raise funds for GreenFingers, Thrive and Cancer Research and is looking for willing participants as well as sponsorship. For more information, please email email@example.com.
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