Greenfingers Charity announce Big Gardening Raffle with National Garden Gift Vouchers

As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, Greenfingers Charity is delighted to announce an exciting, fundraising raffle, and is looking for FUNdraising heroes in the industry to help.

The Big Greenfingers Garden Raffle, supported by National Garden Gift Vouchers, was announced at the prestigious GIMA and HTA ‘Cultivating Retail’ event, that took place in Nottingham this week.

The raffle will give ticket buyers the chance to win either £1,000, £500 or £250 in National Garden Gift Voucher gift cards.  The Greenfingers Charity partnership with HTA’s National Garden Gift Voucher Scheme began last Christmas with exposure and awareness of the charity being boosted through the free point of sale material for National Garden Gift Vouchers as well as information that goes through to garden centre staff. The vouchers can be redeemed at most garden centres across the country.

Linda Petrons, Director of Fundraising and Communications at Greenfingers Charity said: “We are enormously grateful to the HTA for their commitment and support for Greenfingers Charity through the National Garden Gift Voucher scheme and of course for the extremely generous prize donation for the raffle. We are looking for an army of volunteers to help sell raffle tickets over the next few months to raise vital funds to help create more gardens in children’s hospices, as well as help to raise the profile of the charity with the gardening public.”

Martin Simmons, Director of Operations at HTA said: “Greenfingers Charity does really important work, creating tranquil garden havens for life-limited young people and their families.  HTA is passionate and happy to support such a worthwhile cause and the raffle is a wonderful way to raise awareness and funds to ensure more of these gardens can become a reality.”

The grand draw of the Big Greenfingers Gardening Raffle will take place in May when the winners will be notified and encouraged to spend their prize in participating garden centres in time for the summer. It is hoped that the total amount of tickets sold will raise £20,000 which will go a long way towards designing and creating another precious Greenfingers garden.

If you would like to sell tickets on behalf of Greenfingers Charity, please contact  Linda by email Linda@greenfingerscharity.org.uk or call 01494 674749.

 

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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.

About National Garden Gift Vouchers

The National Garden Gift Voucher scheme is the UK’s longest running promotion of gardening and is run by the HTA. It generates around 2 million visits to garden centres a year and is used by the HTA to promote and support gardening. As well as supporting Greenfingers charity, HTA uses the scheme to support promotions like National Children’s Gardening Week which raise the profile of gardens and gardening with the general public.  The latter initiative also supports the charity.

 

 

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT GREENFINGERS CHARITY from Linda Petrons – linda@greenfingerscharity.org.uk – Tel 07908 221240.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL GARDEN GIFT VOUCHERS from the HTA media team media.office@hta.org.uk.