Taylors Bulbs launches crocus as Greenfingers fundraiser

Garden centres and retailers ordering their autumn bulbs from now (April, 2012) onwards are being asked to once again consider stocking a crocus that will raise money for charity.

Crocus Barr's Purple in aid of Greenfingers - image: Taylors Bulbs
Crocus Barr's Purple in aid of Greenfingers - image: Taylors Bulbs
Taylors Bulbs is donating 50 pence for every £2.99 packet of 25 Crocus Barr’s Purple sold in 2012 to Greenfingers, which creates gardens at children’s hospices nationwide.

Adam Taylor, director of Taylors Bulbs, said:

We hosted the same promotion last year and because it was such a success we decided to do it again. Greenfingers is such a valuable and worthwhile charity and we are delighted we can support them in 2012.

"We hope lots of garden centres will support our promotion and stock the bulbs in the autumn. People can place their orders now."

Greenfingers was launched in November 1998 by a group of volunteers drawn from all sectors of the gardening industry.

The charity creates gardens for children with life limiting illnesses in children’s hospices. It will create spaces for the whole family, so they can have fun, play and laugh away from the bedside, as well as having the space to rest, reflect and remember. To date, Greenfingers has created 36 gardens.

Deborah Skillicorn, director of marketing and fundraising at Greenfingers, said: "We’re thrilled that Taylors Bulbs is fundraising for the charity again in 2012. I would like to thank them for their continued support. It is very much appreciated." 

If you would like to stock packets of Barr’s Purple from Taylors Bulbs, please call the company’s sales office on 01406 422266 or email sales@taylors-bulbs.com.

To find out more about Greenfingers, which has its office at Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire, please call on 01494 674 749 or visit www.greenfingerscharity.org.uk.

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