The sixth Garden Re-Leaf Day Sponsored Walk and Cycle Challenge may only be a few weeks away. But that doesn’t mean it is too late to join in!
Teams and individuals from across garden retail have already confirmed their place. Now, you can too.
The annual event is designed to raise funds for Greenfingers Charity. It also kickstarts the gardening season. It has become a popular date in the calendar, and this year is set to be no different.
The walk and cycle routes will start and end at British Garden Centres’ Chilton Garden Centre. The routes will take participants on a tour of the Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Walkers can choose to explore a 10- or 20-mile route. Cyclists will embark upon either a 25, 50, 75 or 100km route (or as many times round the 25km route as they can muster!)
The Garden Re-Leaf Walk and Cycle Challenge is a superb networking opportunity. It’s popular with teams from across the supply chain who want to come together to enjoy some team building.
The event also welcomes individuals from a wide range of suppliers and retailers. Previous participants have confirmed that the event has seen new business relationships forged.
To date, teams from Hornby Whitefoot PR, Deco-Pak, Glee, GIMA, The HTA, Kelkay and Mr Fothergills have all pledged their support. Evergreen Garden Care, Farplants and Westland have confirmed that they will be making their debut.
In 2019 over 100 people took part in the walk. More have showed real pedal power by taking part in the cycle challenge. But, for 2020, the Greenfingers team is hoping to far exceed these numbers.
Linda Petrons at the charity said: “The Sponsored Walk and Cycle Challenge have become synonymous with Garden Re-Leaf Day. Each year we welcome more and more people to the event.
“This year, we’re asking the garden retail industry to get with friends and colleagues to join in. Whether you are walking as part of a team, or on your own, the sense of fun that keeps participants going is superb. It will help the time fly by as you complete mile after mile.
“We’re grateful for those that take part in this event and look forward to welcoming everyone this year.”
Register your interest by visiting https://www.greenfingerscharity.org.uk/gardenreleaf.