Bridport, Dorset-based Groves’ main campaign saw locals donate money to the best local school pallet garden.
Burton Bradstock, Loders, Axe & Parrett , Mountjoy, Bridport Primary, Powerstock, Beaminster Pre School, Salway Ash, St Catharine’s, Broadwindsor, St Mary's Beaminster, Thorners, Litton Cheney, Symondsbury built gardens.
The school that collected the most donations in aid of Garden ReLeaf was St Mary’s School in Beaminster. They managed to raise over £150 and received a £100 gardening voucher to spend on their school garden. The two runners up, Burton Bradstock & Salway Ash were both close behind and have both received a £25 voucher to spend on their school gardens.
On the day itself staff at Groves entered into the spirit by coming to work in their pyjamas, while on the Sunday before Charlie Groves ran the Bath Half Marathon. See www.justgiving.com/charliegroves
All this combined with a second hand book stall meant that overall Groves managed to raise £2,193 for Greenfingers Charity.
Managing director Charlie Groves said:
"This is a fantastic amount that has been raised. By far the largest proportion of this money has been a result of the school children’s efforts with their gardens which all looked amazing. I would also like to thank the generous support of our customers and the people of Bridport who always get behind us with these fundraising projects".