Scotsdales garden re-leaf charity walk raises over ?22,000

Cambridge-based garden centre, Scotsdales, has helped Greenfingers Charity to raise ?22,500 after hosting the third annual Garden Re-Leaf Day Walk last Friday 17 March.

The walk took place around Cambridge and was part of a national Greenfingers Charity day, which is aiming to surpass ?100,000 in fundraising.

Over 100 walkers and runners participated in either the 10 or 20 mile courses, beginning at Scotsdales in Horningsea before passing through the heart of Cambridge, including the picturesque Jesus College and the Botanic Gardens.

The charity walk finished at Scotsdales in Great Shelford where participants were treated to a well- earned BBQ and refreshments.

Becky Owen, Marketing and Development Manager at Scotsdales, said: ?It was a pleasure to sponsor and host the Greenfingers Charity this year. It?s a brilliant charity that builds recreational and therapeutic gardens in the grounds of children?s hospices so it was wonderful to see so many turn out and help to fundraise over ?22,000. The fundraising page is still open.?

Linda Petrons, Head of Fundraising & Communications for Greenfingers Charity commented: ?We are absolutely thrilled that over 100 walkers and runners took part in this year?s event.?We would like to say a special ?thank you? to the Cambridge business community for really getting involved and especially Scotsdales for its support.

?The funds raised will help Greenfingers Charity continue its work creating magical and inspiring gardens for life-limited children and their families who spend time in hospices right across the UK.?

You can still donate via the Scotsdales JustGiving page or visit www.gardenreleaf.co.uk/gardenreleafwalk2017/

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