Here we look at the third and final story that appeared in The People's Friend this month, an interview with Linda Petrons, Director of Fundraising and Communications who explains how important fundraising has made a very real difference to the lives of thousands of families who have faced medical challenges at hospices over the last 19 years.
Splash out on a Greenfingers Garden
Established 19 years ago, Greenfingers Charity has now created 55 magical and inspiring gardens for life-limited children and their families who spend time in hospices across the UK. With three further gardens planned for 2018, and more on their waiting list, the charity’s work is far from over.
We’ve been talking to Linda Petrons, Head of Fundraising and Communications [image: Linda] to find out more about this unique charity that through its therapeutic and recreational gardens have made a very real difference to the lives of thousands of families who have faced medical challenges at hospices over the last 19 years.
Linda told us she started her career as a professional fund raiser just months after her late husband, Joe, died. Joe received weeks of hospice care, but the lasting effect of the care and support the hospice gave to her children was, in Linda’s words, “highly beneficial and rewarding even in our deepest despair.”
With a passion for gardens and gardening, and knowing the therapeutic benefits of spending time outside, Linda was delighted to join the Greenfingers Charity team in 2015.