We all love a Christmas jumper but perhaps none more than British Garden Centre’s very own Boyd Douglas-Davies. Boyd is currently undertaking the challenge of wearing 25 Christmas jumpers over the course of 25 days to raise funds for the Greenfingers charity.
Having inherited his jumpers from last year’s jumper wearer – Natalie Porter, Director at Happy Plants – Boyd is enjoying adding a touch of festive cheer to his daily outfit, even if they are a little snug! Documenting his journey on his social media channels and reaching out to his extensive industry network has so far helped Boyd raise over £6,000 for Greenfingers, money which will help the charity to continue to build much needed therapeutic garden spaces at children’s hospices throughout the country. However, with only a few days of the most ‘jumperful’ challenge to go, Boyd is asking Greenfingers supporters to dig deep one last time.
Boyd said: “I’d love you to chip in and push me along with whatever you can afford…. £7 for 7 days of shockers, double up and make it £14 or go the whole festive hog with a donation of £25. It really doesn’t matter how much as every penny makes a difference. The Greenfingers Charity will put it to good use next year creating another magical garden for children in a UK hospice. For whatever you can give, thank you very, very much.”
Greenfingers Director of Fundraising & Communications, Linda Petrons added: “Boyd has been a fantastic supporter of Greenfingers for many, many years, always going above and beyond to push himself to the limits. Whilst not the most physical challenge, this super fun jumper challenge is bringing a smile to the face of many, whilst making a difference to our 2021 fundraising total. As Boyd mentioned every penny helps, and we are endlessly grateful to all of those that have supported Boyd as he dons jumper after glorious festive jumper.”
To show your support for Boyd as his ‘jumperful’ challenge draws to a close simply visit his dedicated JustGiving page to donate.
Join the #themostjumperful challenge on December 20th
To further boost the fundraising total, Greenfingers is inviting everybody to don a Christmas jumper on Monday 20th December whilst donating a few pennies to the fundraising pot. Don’t forget to upload images to social media using the hashtag #themostjumperful. At the same time, a special festive jumper auction will be taking place at www.themostjumperful.co.uk (10:00am – 12:00pm) where five jumpers featured in Boyd’s challenge will be up for grabs.
The fun doesn’t stop there, however. At midday on the 20th, a shortlist of 10 people will be revealed, with each ‘at risk’ of being the 2022 jumper wearer. The shortlist then has the opportunity to buy their immunity with sealed bids, with the five highest bidders informed at midday on Christmas Eve, whilst the grand unveiling of the 2022 jumper wearer will take place at 4pm on Christmas Eve! Watch this space for more information!
Find out more
To find out more about Greenfingers Charity, and how to get involved in a range of fundraising events please visit http://www.greenfingerscharity.org.uk/
You can also join in the conversation by joining Greenfingers on social media – https://www.facebook.com/Greenfingerscharity/, @GreenfingersCha on Twitter, and @Greenfingerscharity on Instagram and LinkedIn.
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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 60 inspiring gardens in children’s hospices around the country and has a further waiting list of hospices that need help.