British Garden Centres partners with Diabetes UK

by | Jun 7, 2023 | Chains, Community, News | 0 comments

British Garden Centres is delighted to announce it is partnering with leading charity Diabetes UK, for its annual Wellness Walks this summer.

Diabetes UK’s Wellness Walks take place from July to September passing through the neighbourhoods and landmarks of Birmingham, Glasgow and London, with British Garden Centres supporting each walk by supplying 1,000 packs of seeds to be handed out and a free coffee voucher to redeem in any of its 62 stores.

Gardening benefits mental and physical health, and the seeds will be given to the children taking part, encouraging them to engage with nature and gardening, helping improve their overall wellbeing.

Diabetes is a serious condition, affecting more than five million people in the UK. Diabetes UK is the UK’s leading diabetes charity, committed to campaigning with and supporting people living with the condition.

The charity also funds ground-breaking research, taking us closer to a world where diabetes can do no harm. The Wellness Walks aim to support those with diabetes to walk towards a happier, healthier future.

With every step, walkers across the country will be helping to fund Diabetes UK’s life-changing research, whilst supporting their wellness and that of their loved ones.

As well as taking part in the walk, participants will be given tips and advice on healthy eating, how to make changes to be more active and generally live well.

Amy Stubbs, Development and Project Manager at British Garden Centres said: “Gardening has so many great benefits, one being the impact on health and helping to live as active a lifestyle as possible.

“It is an excellent cardiovascular workout, but it also promotes endorphins and allows you to stay healthy and happy too.  We are delighted to be donating seeds to the Diabetes UK Wellness Walks and helping to plant the seeds of good health.”

Hannah Richards, Head of Community and Events at Diabetes UK said: “We’re so grateful to British Garden Centres for kindly donating seeds to our Diabetes UK Wellness Walk participants.

“Diabetes UK’s Wellness Walks are all about getting outside and walking for a healthier, happier future. Gardening is a great way to get active for people of all ages. We hope these seeds will encourage the children taking part to get their gardening gloves on and spend time in nature, which we know can have a positive impact on wellbeing.”

The Diabetes UK Wellness Walks take place in Glasgow on 11th June and Birmingham on 2nd July, followed by a London walk that will take place on 24th September.

To register to take part, please visit https://www.diabetes.org.uk/get_involved/fundraising-events/walk

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