Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day walk 2016

2015 Garden Re-Leaf walkLast year, the Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day walk raised over £9,000 – thanks to funds raised by participants from trade organisations, suppliers, journalists and others in the garden industry – including the walk’s founder, i2i’s Matthew Mein.

This year, the walk covers approximately 20 miles, starting and finishing at the HTA’s offices in Theale, West Berkshire.  Taking place on Garden Re-Leaf Day – 18th March – the walk is just one of many events occurring on Garden Re-Leaf Day in aid of Greenfingers.

So far, Matthew Mein, along with colleagues from i2i, GIMA Director Vicky Nuttall, Kimberley Hornby and Robbie Cumming from Hornby Whitefoot PR  have all signed up to take part in the challenge.

Linda Petrons, Head of Fundraising at Greenfingers Charity said: “The walk is open to absolutely everyone working in or alongside the garden industry.  Not only is it a great opportunity to raise funds for those not already involved in Garden Re-Leaf Day events, it’s fun, team building and a great way to spend time with colleagues and acquaintances away from the office.”

Garden Re-Leaf walk 2016

If you would like to register to take part in the walk, contact Sarah in the Fundraising Team by email – sarah@greenfingerscharity.org.uk or call the Greenfingers office on 01494 674749.

Garden Re-Leaf  Day 2016 has already attracted top industry figures who will be staging 24 hour Plant-athons in garden centres right across the country from 2pm on Thursday 17th and finishing on Friday the 18th.

Poplars, Adrian Hall, Old Railway Line and Sunshine garden centres have all recently confirmed they will put on Garden Re-Leaf events in store.  All new quizzes have been put together, one general knowledge for all the family and one specifically aimed at the keen gardener.

This year all of the money raised will go towards Greenfingers’ ‘A Million Moments Appeal’ -Greenfingers aims to raise £1 million under the banner of the A Million Moments appeal over three years to enable at least 5,000 children who spend time in hospices, and their families to enjoy spending precious time together outdoors.

 

For more information, interviews or images related Garden Re-Leaf Day please contact:

Robbie Cumming, Hornby Whitefoot PR

Telephone: 07765 251173 | Email: robbie@hornbywhitefootpr.co.uk