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Decco to support Greenfingers? new scheme

Leading wholesale distributor Decco has joined Greenfingers as logistics partner for the ?Turn Old into Gold? scheme. The scheme encourages garden centres, nurseries and suppliers around the country to donate old and unwanted stock to the charity for resale at auction.

The Turn Old into Gold scheme sees donated unwanted stock, such as plants, hardware, tools, furniture and garden equipment, sold by auctioneers W&H Peacocks, with all proceeds going directly to Greenfingers. Decco will be collecting the donated stock from all over the UK and taking it to W&H Peacocks in Bedford for auction.

John Ashley, Greenfingers chairman, commented on Decco?s involvement: ?We are extremely grateful to Decco for coming on board to support Turn Old into Gold. Without their expert logistical help, free of charge, we simply could not make this scheme viable.? Now we have this vital transport element in place we are really hoping to encourage anyone with unwanted stock to think of Greenfingers before they get rid of it.?

John Findlay, Decco chief operating officer, added: ??We are delighted to be working with Greenfingers on this initiative and hope that garden centres and suppliers will take advantage of this opportunity to help our industry charity achieve the target set for the ?A Million Moments? appeal.??

Anyone with stock to donate can call Greenfingers on 01494 674749 or email [email protected]

All funds raised through the Turn Old into Gold scheme will contribute to Greenfingers? ?A Million Moments? appeal.? The appeal aims to raise ?1 million to help at least a further 5,000 children who spend time in hospices around the UK by giving them the gift of a garden.

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