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Going thatextramile for Greenfingers

Suppliers, garden centres, staff and customers pulled out all the stops this year and raised in excess of £70,000 for Greenfingers.

Congratulations to everyone who took partinthe annual Garden Re-Leaf Day in March to raise money for the Greenfingers Charity.Anamazing £70,000 (and counting)was raised from walking,cycling,coffee drinking,cakebaking and quizzing.Linda Petrons, Greenfingers Director of Fundraising &Communications says: “Wewill neverstopbeing amazed by the phenomenal effortand dedication our supporters showusonGarden Re-Leaf Day and throughout the year.Fromthe bottom of our hearts, and on behalf of all those that spend time in Greenfingers funded gardens, thank you. Youreally arethe best friends we could ever askfor!”

Wonderful walkers

Duringthe north and southSponsored Walks,atotal of 1516 miles was coveredby 135walkers. Choosinga10or20milewalk which startedand finished at Tring Garden Centre in thesouth, or a13milewalk in thenorth kickingoff in Holmbridge, West Yorkshire, around 3.5millionsteps were taken. From Woodlodge, SimonNeale, Neil Blake and Graham Park,werejoined by Blue Diamond’s Heidi Towse on thesouthern walk. Just nine dayslater,Simon, Neiland Heidi, alongwithSTV’s KatyBoyd,took part in theLondonLandmarks Half Marathon.

In garden centres and offices around the country

Around 100 garden centreshostedexciting events scheduledtoboost fundraising totals. Participating garden centres included British Garden Centres, Haskins, The KlondykeGroup, Aylett’s, Brookfields Garden Centre, Longacres, St Peter’sGarden Centreand Millbrook. The Old Railway Line hosted 120 people for aQuiz &CurryNight andraised a£1250,while at Perrywood, congratulations go to the Let’sGet Quizzical team which wonthe Greenfingers

Charity Quiz Night which raised £1500 Husqvarna Group,Rolawn, and Woodmansterne made suretheir office-based staff enjoyedGarden Re-Leaf Day by holding ahostofevents at work including cakesales and raffles.The Garden Design Company supportedwith hands-on learning sessions for its garden club members, wherea £50 donation gavethem unrivalled insight into howtogrowtheir ownedibles. Primeur held a

Charity FunDay at its office in West Yorkshire. Carnival type games, raffles,aBBQ,acakesale and atreasurehunt with the prizeofaday’s holiday generated astaggering £5200

GARDENA UK, aGreenfingers Charity Silver Supporter, held a‘Go Green for Greenfingers’ day and raised £4200 through activities including astaff sale of watering products, tools and mowers from GARDENA, Flymoand McCulloch. Arafflealso had prizes including tworobotic lawnmowers.

QVC’s Garden Re-Leafspecial took place on 4th March, selling ahost of garden products. RichardJackson’sGarden, De-Jager, Plants2Gardens, Park Promotions, Hayloft Plants and Greanbase collectively raised £14k from sales on the day

Thanks to Garden Re-Leaf sponsors: AMES UK, SBM Life Science, British Garden Centres, Evergreen, Mulch, Primeur,Jane