Donations are still coming in and the Mowerthon is expected to raise more than its £10,000 target – anyone who still wishes to donate can do so at: www.justgiving.com/mowerthon
Phil Voice of Landscape Juice Network used an Etesia H124 Professional ride-on mower and was supported by Etesia, their dealers and staff in France and the UK along the whole of his journey.
The mower was the same as a commercially available machine used by local authorities and landscape professionals, but fitted with a cab to cope with the unpredictable weather.
Etesia now plans to auction off the mower (further details to be announced shortly), with some of the profits donated to Perennial.
Perennial provides free, confidential advice, emotional support and financial assistance to people of all ages working in or retired from horticulture and their spouses, partners and children. It helps professionals such as gardeners, landscapers, tree surgeons, green-keepers, plantsmen and groundsmen.
The Mowerthon was supported by Forecourt Fuels Ltd, one of the UK’s largest fixed price fuel card providers, which supplied a fuel card at cost price for the UK leg of the journey, Affinity Landscapes which pledged to cover 50% of the fuel bill, keeping costs to Perennial at a minimum, and Fusion Media (Europe).