The cheque, which was handed over by Garden Retail Awards sponsor William Sinclair managing director Danny Adamson, was the winning bid in a charity auction run by Amateur Gardening. The publication offered advertising space as a prize with the proceeds going to Greenfingers. The auction was advertised via GIMA to its members.
Greenfingers has been the charity of the gardening industry for over a decade. It creates and maintains gardens for children's hospices in the UK and is supported through donations and expertise from the industry. So far it has created 28 gardens around the country and raised over £1m. Each garden is designed to be unique, and to provide a peaceful space for children, families and carers.
Adamson said: "It is fantastic to be able to give further support to Greenfingers, which is a charity that Sinclair really believes in. Sinclair already donates money from each bag of Top Soil sold to Greenfingers and it is great to have the opportunity to help them raise more funding. The work they do building beautiful spaces for children with life-limiting conditions is very important and one way that the gardening industry can really help to make a difference."
For more information, see www.greenfingersappeal.co.uk.
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