With its 20th anniversary on the horizon in 2019, there are lots of exciting plans afoot for Greenfingers Charity, some of which are set to be revealed at this year’s Glee (10-12 September, Birmingham NEC).
Greenfingers, founded in 1999 by gardening journalist and broadcaster, Richard Jackson, will be joining one of the charity’s key supporters, the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) who have generously donated the charity stand space.
The Greenfingers team will be on hand to speak to both visitors and exhibitors about upcoming activities to celebrate this important and prestigious milestone in the charity’s history.
Amongst these will be the launch of an exciting new product partnership with garden décor supplier, Vivid Arts, and a festive fundraising initiative with leading Christmas tree supplier, Needlefresh.
The charity’s annual fundraiser Garden Re-Leaf Day, now in its eighth year, has become a key event in the gardening calendar and sees many supporters, old and new, come together to raise funds for Greenfingers Charity. 2019’s event will be officially launched at Glee, there are loads of ways to participate in Garden Re-Leaf next year and the team will be happy to advise on ways to get involved.
Greenfingers will also be gratefully receiving donations from their industry supporters with cheque presentations taking place over the three days of the show. Leading indoor pot supplier, Ivyline, has been planting smiles throughout 2018 with their “Happiness Teacups” with thousands being sold across the country. UK and Ireland Sales Manager, James Brindle at Ivyline will present Linda Petrons, Director of Fundraising and Communications at Greenfingers Charity with a cheque for the total raised so far on Tuesday.
The charity has also been supported by leading garden and home PR agency, Hornby Whitefoot, who has been managing its marketing and communications since November 2017. Managing Director, Kimberley Hornby will present Greenfingers with a cheque for 50% of the services fee on Monday which will greatly aid the charity’s mission to build magical outdoor spaces in children’s hospices.
As well as this, the Greenfingers stand will be packed with information on how to get involved with the work they do. Whether it’s designing and building gardens, holding or participating in events, FUNdraising or donating gifts in kind or at cost, every penny raised, and every penny saved helps to make a difference to thousands of children and their families.
John Ashley, Chairman at Greenfingers Charity said: “2019 is an exciting year for us and we have a lot of great ideas up our sleeves for our 20th year celebrations. Our work is only possible thanks to all those in the garden industry who get involved and we couldn’t do our precious work, supporting life-limited children and families without you. Please do visit our stand to find out how you can take part, we are grateful for any participation or donation, no matter how big or small. Special thanks to HTA also for allowing us to share their stand space. We look forward to seeing you at Glee.”
To find out more about Greenfingers Charity work, the team can be found on the HTA stand in Hall 19, stand no 19P69.
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About Greenfingers Charity
Greenfingers is a national charity dedicated to supporting life-limited children and their families who spend time in hospices around the UK. The charity is committed to creating, beautiful, well-designed outdoor spaces for children to enjoy with family, friends and siblings, whether through play and fun, or therapeutic rest and relaxation. To date Greenfingers Charity has created over 55 inspiring gardens in children’s hospices around the country and has a further waiting list of hospices that need help.