?50,000 already raised for Greenfingers

The organisers of the fourth annual Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day are celebrating first signs of the event?s success, with a fundraising total of over ?50,000 already confirmed ahead of further results.

The biggest amount of funds raised so far came from Richard Jackson?s four, Greenfingers Garden Re-Lead Day shows on QVC, which ran for an unprecedented six hours over three days and raised in excess of ?40,000.

A minimum of ?1 was donated from each unit sold by suppliers, including Plants2Gardens, Hayloft, Montrose of Guernsey, De Jager, Unwins, Golden Gark, Wet & Forget, Bernini Fountains, Gripeeze gloves, Lawn Magic and Langdon European as well as Richard Jackson?s own Garden Care Range.

Richard Jackson, who is also the founder president of Greenfingers, said: ?Our success with fundraising through the QVC shows could not have happened without the generosity of our suppliers, or indeed the viewers that purchased the products – many of which sold out in minutes.

?The money we have together raised is quite simply a life changing amount for the children and families that use our hospice gardens ? thank you!?

This is the first year that Garden Re-Leaf Day has been fully integrated amongst Greenfingers? other fundraising activities, but it remains the charity?s main drive to source funds towards its Rosy Cheeks campaign ? a ?750,000 fund for creating much needed hospice gardens, which is now in its final year.

Deborah Skillicorn, charity director, said: ?The amount of publicity and support the charity has already received for Greenfingers Garden Re-Lead Day across the industry has simply exceeded expectations.

?I would like to thank every single person involved in raising money, and those who donated.?

More details on fundraising from Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day will be made available in the coming months, but for a full list of events that took place see http://www.gardenreleaf.co.uk.

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