Garden centre and horticultural industry staff are asked to sign up for a fundraising event at the GCA annual conference.?Teams will compete for the Greenfingers Challenge Cup during an afternoon of ?orse racin?. It will raise money for Greenfingers, which creates gardens at children?s hospices.
Ian Flounders from Woodlodge Products, who captains The Cabbages team, said: ?We can?t believe it?s that time of year once again!
“For this year?s Greenfingers Challenge Cup our teams will be competing against each other in a variety of horse races.
?Last year we raised more than ?25,000 for the charity. We?re hoping to beat this total this year. We?re asking anyone who hasn?t yet signed up and would like to, to get in touch via email@example.com.
?The Cabbages team won the cup last year.
We?re hoping to secure victory for a second year running, so The Pansies team, headed up by Guy Topping, have a challenge on their hands. Our main aim is to raise as much money as possible to help our fantastic charity. We hope lots of people get involved.?
Greenfingers launched in November 1998. A group of volunteers from all sectors of the gardening industry pulled it together.
It supports children who use hospices around the UK, along with their families. They create outdoor spaces for them to enjoy with family, friends and siblings. To date, it has created 55 gardens and outdoor spaces in hospices around the country.
The first race, the Greenfingers Novice?s Sprint, will take place at Luton Hoo Hotel on Sunday, January 20 from 4pm.