**Please sponsor our runners now – Greenfingers Santa Run Just Giving Page**
Greenfingers Trustee and CEO of The HTA, Carol Paris is leading the Christmas charge for Greenfingers by heading up our team at this year’s London Santa Run, which takes place on Sunday 7th December 2014.
Carol will run the 5km route with a band of ‘helpers’ – all dressed up as Father Christmas – to raise vital funds for Greenfingers this Christmas. Carol and her team are now looking asking YOU to help support her and all the other runners by sponsoring their efforts.
Carol will be joined on the run by Paul Ormond, Greenfingers trustee; Adam Wigglesworth, HTA Vice President and Director of Ayletts Garden; Pat Adams from the GCA; Chris Ramsden from Suttons; Andrew Burton from Cedar Associates; industry consultant John Mosley; Craig Hall from Deco-Pak; Tara Ballinger from Williams Sinclair and Alan Sheppard from Burgon & Ball.
Two VIP four-legged guests will also join our team of runners – no, not Rudolf and Blitzen – but Carol Paris’s two spaniels Max and Murphy who will no doubt put their fellow two-legged Santa’s to shame!
All of the Santa Runners will complete the route dressed in Father Christmas outfits (including Carol’s dogs) as they run either 5km or 10km, which should make it quite a sight to behold – and definitely worthy of sponsorship!
We are thrilling to have such a strong team flying the flag for Greenfingers at the run and really appreciate all the time, effort and training they are all putting in. Now we just need you all to support them!
Please take the time to visit Carol and her team’s Just Giving page and donate what you can to sponsor them on their run – we are hoping to raise £5,000 and are urging everyone to dig deep. It will only take a few minutes of your time and could make a real difference to the lives of children who spend time in children’s hospices around the UK.
You can donate quickly and easily here – Greenfingers Santa Run Just Giving Page
Alternatively you can text 70070 with the code SANT61 and the £[value of donation]
Keen runner Carol told GTN Xtra “What a great idea to link into the Santa theme that will be generating so much business for garden centres, but this time to raise money for our industry charity.”
The Santa Run 2014 takes place at Victoria Park in London on Sunday 7th December.
Please take the time to sponsor our runners and look out for photos here after the event!