The Greenfingers Charity welcomes support from all corners of the garden retail sector, with many retailers and suppliers pulling together to help raise much needed funds. One such supplier is Evergreen Garden Care.
At last year’s Glee, the Evergreen team donned floral suits to celebrate the first Floral day in aid of Greenfingers. Since then the team has continued to engage with this fundraising social media event, this year raising over £500 from staff donations in the process.
The Evergreen team has been a pivotal part of the creation of Greenfingers’ 60th garden at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People in Loughborough, providing huge amounts of its bestselling Miracle-Gro® compost to help the new planting scheme take hold. Designed by VaRa Garden Design and supported by the landscape team at Alfresco Landscaping, this new garden will provide a peaceful space which families can visit, reflect and remember lost loved ones. The redesigned existing footprint includes sensitive expansion plans including new areas of interest and more places for families and staff to come together.
Evergreen Garden Care has also donated £3,000 to Greenfingers as part of its charity partnership which was officially launched at Glee 2019. This partnership sees Evergreen commit its ongoing support to Greenfingers for three years, through fundraising activities and product donations, including promotion of the partnership on all Miracle-Gro® compost packs, helping raise further awareness of the charity amongst consumers.
Evergreen Garden Care’s managing director, Mark Portman, explains: “We wanted to work with the Greenfingers Charity as there are real synergies between the work they do and our passion for helping people to unlock their love for gardening, and creating green oasis – as the events of recent months have proven tenfold! Since we launched our new partnership we have been able to get involved in a number of different aspects of support, all of which have pulled the Evergreen team together in a really significant way, whether though fundraising activities or by seeing the Greenfingers funded hospice gardens come together, and learning what these spaces mean to patients, families and staff. We still have two years of our partnership ahead of us and are really looking forward to what we can achieve together. It’s an honour to be involved.”