Greenfingers are feeling particularly festive after kicking off the Christmas season by taking part in the London Santa Run last Sunday 6th December.
After months of careful preparation and training, our runners gathered in London’s Victoria Park, fuelled by mince pies and donned their Santa Suits for the fun run.
Situated in Bow, London’s Victoria Park is one of London’s most important historic and oldest public parks, it also featured in the film Pride which starred Greenfingers Patron, Imelda Staunton.
The whole family were able to take part including a number of fun loving dogs who were also dressed in their Christmas best!
This year the Greenfingers team was made up of a number of supporters, including gardening favourite Matthew Appleby who was joined by a team of ten from London Stone. Lolly Lee of Gardman, Chris Ramsden of Suttons and Dan Gyte of Laithwaites Wines, also took part alongside Greenfingers Trustee and HTA Chief Executive Carol Paris.
Carol was also the lucky winner of a £100 Entertainer Toyshop voucher thanks to her fantastic fundraising efforts that saw her raise over £700!
To date the team has raised over a fantastic £4000 which will help Greenfingers to continue to make a difference to the lives of thousands of children who use hospices across the country.
On behalf of Greenfingers, thank you to all the wonderful supporters who took part this weekend, it was a fantastic day and a great way to kick off the Christmas season!
If you fancy dusting down your trainers and joining the festive fun next Christmas, get in touch now by emailing Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.