Greenfingers Turn Old into Gold scheme has raised over £3000 over the last month thanks to donations from our industry supporters!
Turn Old Into Gold is an ongoing scheme in which retailers, suppliers and others are encouraged to donate old and unwanted stock to Greenfingers for resale at auction.
At the beginning of June generous donations from Wyevale Nurseries, Wyevale Garden Centres, The Scotts Company and London Stone were sold by auctioneers W & H Peacocks in Bedford with the proceeds coming to the charity.
The donations included plants used in Wyevale Garden Centres awarding winning garden at this years’ RHS Malvern Spring Garden Show. The Scotts Company have been donating one pallet of unwanted stock each month, the latest donation of various lawn and plant products raised £1,325.
London Stone have also helped to raise funds as part of the initiative by donating 10 crates of stone which raised over £800.
Greenfingers is hoping these recent contributions to the scheme will inspire others to turn unwanted stock into gold!
Head of Fundraising, Linda Petrons commented: “We are extremely grateful to W & H Peacocks along with Wyevale Nurseries, Wyevale Garden Centres, The Scotts Company and London Stone for their recent donations. The simple act of getting rid of unwanted or left over stock and products has a very tangible benefit for us as recent auctions have shown. We hope others will also think of us and give us a call whenever they have unwanted items and remember your trash is our treasure!”
All funds raised through the Turn Old into Gold scheme will contribute to Greenfingers A Million Moments appeal. The appeal, which launched in July 2015, aims to raise £1 million to help at least a further 5,000 children who spend time in hospices around the UK by giving them the gift of a garden and the chance to spend precious time outdoors, enjoying the natural world.
If you have unwanted stock to donate please call Greenfingers on 01494 674749 or email Sarah directly, firstname.lastname@example.org. For most items, Greenfingers can arrange transportation of the stock via Decco, Greenfingers partner for this initiative.