Decco Announced as Logistics Partner for Greenfingers ‘Turn Old in to Gold’ Scheme
Date: 4th November 2015
Decco, the leading wholesale distributor, have come on board as the logistics partner for Greenfingers’(1) Turn Old into Gold scheme, which encourages garden centres, nurseries and suppliers around the country to donate old and unwanted stock to the charity for resale at auction.
The Turn Old into Gold scheme sees donated unwanted stock, such as plants, hardware, tools, furniture and garden equipment, sold by auctioneers W&H Peacocks, with all proceeds going directly to Greenfingers. Decco(2) will collect the donated stock from a broad area of the UK and take it to W&H Peacocks in Bedford for auction.
John Ashley, Greenfingers Chairman, commented on Decco’s involvement: “We are extremely grateful to Decco for coming on board to support Turn Old into Gold. Without their expert logistical help, free of charge, we simply could not make this scheme viable. Now we have this vital transport element in place we are really hoping to encourage anyone with unwanted stock to think of Greenfingers before they get rid of it.”
John Findlay, Decco Chief Operating Officer, added: ‘’We are delighted to be working with Greenfingers on this initiative and hope that garden centres and suppliers will take advantage of this opportunity to help our industry charity achieve the target set for the A Million Moments Appeal.’’
Greenfingers now want to call on garden centres and suppliers who have any unwanted stock – of any kind – to get in touch and donate their product via the Turn Old into Gold scheme. Stock can be donated by calling Greenfingers directly who will then arrange transportation via Decco.
Linda Petrons, Head of Fundraising for Greenfingers, said: “Now we have Decco on board to help with the transportation element of our Turn Old into Gold scheme we are urging anyone with any unwanted or left over stock to give us a call – your trash really is our treasure! With little effort on the part of the garden centre or supplier we can take your stock off your hands and turn it into much needed funds for more gardens for children in hospices. Please do call us if you have anything you could donate.”
Anyone with stock to donate can call Greenfingers on 01494 674749 or email email@example.com
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 time outdoors, enjoying the natural world.
For further information please contact Jane Wilson on 07899 895489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
(1) Greenfingers is a small national charity dedicated to creating magical gardens for children in hospices around the UK. The gardens are built to provide a space for respite and relaxation for children with life limiting conditions, together with their families. The charity is dedicated to creating beautiful and inspiring outdoors spaces for children to play and have fun in. Greenfingers has to date planned and created 49 outside garden spaces in hospices around the country, and has a further waiting list of hospices that need help.
(2) Decco consist of two separate divisions:
Home and Garden
Concentrating on supplying quality branded DIY, garden and housewares products our regionally based businesses provide a regular, efficient delivered service to independent high street retailers and garden centres throughout Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Construction and Industrial Supplies
Stocking a wide range of fasteners, fixings, ironmongery, power and hand tools plus personal protection equipment our Construction and Industrial supplies division provides a dedicated service to building trade professionals, engineering companies and maintenance and repair specialists.