Rosy Cheeks, a major new fundraising appeal to create many more children’s hospice gardens has now been launched. The ‘Rosy Cheeks’ Appeal aims to raise £750,000 over the next two years to build at least ten new gardens in children’s hospices around the country. To see our film link here
To date, Greenfingers has designed and delivered 39 hospice gardens and is dedicated to creating further beautiful and inspiring outdoors spaces for children with life-limiting conditions to enjoy with family, friends and siblings, whether through play and fun, or therapeutic rest and relaxation. The charity is driven by the belief that time spent outdoors, away from the bedside, can offer children and families under considerable stress a vital opportunity to embrace the benefits of being in the fresh air and engaging with the natural environment.
The ‘Rosy Cheeks’ name represents the precious moment in time when a flush of warmth is brought to a child’s face when spending time outdoors. ‘Rosy Cheeks’ moments are even more vital to children in the care of hospices, giving them the chance to embrace the simple pleasures many of us take for granted – the pleasure of enjoying the natural world, away from the pressures of their conditions.
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK PART IN GARDEN RE-LEAF - here are some great pictures of some of the events that have taken place - please feel free to send in more to put on the website !
For the latest news see… www.gardenreleaf.co.uk
Aylett Nurseries have raised a fantastic £2,004.55 for Garden Re-Leaf - one of the events was designing a T shirt for Garden Re-Leaf day together with garden quiz, raffle and guess the weight of the cake !
"Mad Hatters T Party" - thank you to all at PleydellSmithyman Ltd for raising £232 for Garden Re-Leaf - Some great hats - and the cakes look good too !
Fermoys Garden Centre - Staff took part in a "walk" across Exmoor to Dartmoor - a total of 102 miles - thank you so much for your generous support in raising £1,037.89.
Value House Home and Garden Centre - walked the Jurrasic Coastline in store on a treadmill all 95 miles !!
Three wheelbarrows, 60 miles, 2 days, 2 bulls and a lot of mud !!! The Gardens Group is hoping to raise more than £1,000 for Garden Re-Leaf...
The winner of the raffle at Forest Lodge Garden Centre, Farnham, Surrey - Congratulations - and well done for raising £197 for Garden Re-Leaf
Please see here on HOW TO DONATE
Teams of volunteers from John Lewis Trafford Centre and Barclays Corporate office joined us at Derian House Children's Hospice last week to help with the planting of the new garden. They worked tirelessly and were a fantastic help - thank you so much to all of the volunteers !!
Seedlets: Blue Peter Gardener, Chris Collins has created Seedlets, a fun and educational range of children’s gardening products aimed at three gardening ability levels - Beginner, Intermediate and Expert. The simple mission is to show kids how fun gardening is and to get them involved in outdoor projects. Each product comes with tips and projects from Chris Collins and through the interactive Seedlets website, www.myseedlets.com
Greenfingers will be receiving 10% of all sales of the Seedlets range from the 8th till 20th March. To order go to www.handpickedcollection.com
The Handpicked Collection is an award-winning online gift shop providing a selection of well-priced, stylish high quality gifts. Uniquely The Handpicked Collection is overseen by a panel of independent experts who vet everything in the collection and continually discover new products.
GCA Olympics - On your marks, get set, go.....the GCA has just raised £10,000 for Greenfingers during a break at their annual conference! A special 'GCA Olympics' event saw competitors taking part in everything from fencepost tossing and welly boot throwing to a highly competitive wheelbarrow race - thanks again Olympians! https://vimeo.com/user16179535/videos
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Haskins & Santander Advertising Star!
When Julian Winfield, Chief Executive of Dorset based Haskins Garden Centres, featured in Santander’s latest national advertising campaign, the bank offered to donate £1000 to a charity of his choice. He chose Greenfingers – thanks for your support Julian!
Plant Pot Charity of the Year
Thank you to the Plant Pot, Lichfield, who nominated us as their charity for 2012 and raised a fantastic sum of £1,300!
A really BIG thank you to Burston Garden Centre who have raised a total of £3,667 for Greenfingers through their fundraising activities, including supporting Garden Re-Leaf during 2012, truly amazing!
MASSIVE THANK YOU to Ambius for their continuous support by raising a staggering £3,670 from their 2012 Christmas Tree promotion.
A HUGE THANK YOU "once again" to Unique Events for supporting us at the 2013 Garden Press Event by donating a stand and raising a fantastic £1,325 from Exhibitor donations in the New Product Zone. Thank you Exhibitors !