There are loads of ways to get involved in Garden Re-Leaf Day our annual fundraising event. Remember to use Social Media Hashtags #gardenreleaf and #ggfgf to promote your event and let your local and industry media friends know what you're planning! And if you're still looking for ideas, here are just a few of our favourites…
The Great Garden Re-Leaf Day Walk and Cycle Challenge
This year's 2020 Garden Re-Leaf Day Walk and Cycle Challenge started and finished in Chilton, Oxfordshire. Over 100 people from garden retailers, suppliers and manufacturers along with teams from outside the garden industry walked and cycled through the beautiful countryside. Starting and ending at Chilton Garden Centre in Oxfordshire, participants were treated to stunning views along the way and a delicious barbecue upon their return, thanks to headline sponsors, British Garden Centres, and the wonderful team at Outback..
Or why not organise your own sponsored walk? Several garden centres have done this very successfully in the past and it provides a great team-building day out, with coastal walks and garden-centre to garden-centre walks proving popular. We can provide you with a 'How to Organise a Sponsored Walk for Garden Re-Leaf Day' Pack – contact Mandy in the Fundraising Team for details.
Anyone for Chari-TEA?
Baking is as popular as ever and is a fantastic – and delicious – way to raise money! Why not have a cake sale? Or donate 50p from every cuppa you sell in your cafe?
Cake sales, coffee mornings and afternoon teas are all tried and tested fundraising ideas but also a great way to promote your cafe and catering team. Alternative you can come up with your own idea, for example...
- Holding a Garden Centre Bake-Off Competition
- Running a promotion for cake and coffee with a donation to Greenfingers
- Organising a competition eg 'Guess the weight of the cake'
Quiz Nights can be great fun. Why not hold an evening inviting customers, friends or colleagues along? We can even supply a set of Quiz Questions for you to use in part or in full. Obviously it has a green-fingered theme!
Why not boost your fundraising efforts by serving a hot supper or hold a raffle at the same time?
Gardener's Question Time
If you have a local gardening celebrity or expert among your staff, who not invite customers along to a Plant Clinic or a Gardener's Question Time event? In return for a small donation, they can get all the answers to their horticultural questions before the start of the gardening season.
Why not plant some special Spring-time pots in celebration of Garden Re-Leaf Day? Select a planter to upsell, or create your own colourful bedding arrangement using our charity colours of pink, green and yellow. Place the planters near the entrance of your garden centre or nursery – they're sure to be a fabulous gift in time for Mothering Sunday.
A sporty fundraising activity is a great way to get fit and raise money at the same time. You don't even have to leave your home or office – an exercise bike, rowing machine or treadmill can work just as well when it comes to setting a distance target. Team bikeathons are popular events, or why not cycle from your Head Office to our Greenfingers Head Office in Beaconsfield?
Go Green 4 Greenfingers
Whether it's painting your nails pr dressing head to toe in green, we would love to see everyone GO GREEN 4 GREENFINGERS on Friday 22nd March! So dust down your finest green clothes, shoes, hats and wellies and make a donation – the wackier the outfit the better! You can even offer a prize, such as a bottle of bubbly, for the most original costume on the day.
Trade Promotions – Trade and Retailers
One easy way to support Greenfingers Charity is to decide on a product to promote and donate a percentage of the sales to Greenfingers. If you are a retailer, make sure you have stocked up on your chosen item. Feel free to contact the Fundraising Team if you would like to set up a promotion or find out about our existing promotions. Here are a few of the products that raise money for the charity:
- Greenfingers Planters from Zest 4 Leisure
- Greenfingers Pots from Woodlodge
- Rabbit Ornaments by Vivid Arts
- Greenfingers Choisya from the RHS
- Greenfingers Rose 'Friends' from Blue Diamond