The Old Railway Line raises ?1,000 for Garden Re-Leaf Day

QUIZ teams who competed at a Powys garden centre during its curry and quiz night last week (Friday, March 14, 2014) have helped raised ?1,000 in aid of charity.?The Old Railway Line Garden Centre hosted a quiz on Friday, March 14 and other activities on Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16 in aid of Greenfingers.

Katie Cleary, Shop Manager at The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, which is located at Three Cocks near Hay-on-Wye, said: ?Garden Re-Leaf Day was a huge success and we raised ?1,181.85 for Greenfingers, which creates gardens at children?s hospices across the UK. We would like to say a huge ?thank you? to our customers for their support.

?Teams of up to six people took part in the quiz on Friday, March 14 and answered general knowledge and gardening questions. The winning team, The Rascals, received a ?40 garden centre voucher.?

As well as the quiz night there was also a variety of fundraising activities at the garden centre on Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16. People entered a ?Wellie Throwing Challenge? to win a variety of prizes by hitting targets and a ?Fill the Pot? competition to see who could fill a pot with compost the fastest using a teaspoon.

Katie added: ?We also had planting activities for youngsters to take part in throughout the weekend as well as a plant identification challenge.?

Greenfingers was launched in November 1998 by a group of volunteers drawn from all sectors of the gardening industry.

The gardens it creates are designed to help children and their families and friends during a very emotional and difficult time.

The award-winning, independent, family-run garden centre was established in 1990 by owners, Mark and Christina Cleary. It provides customers with a wide range of quality plants, indoor and outdoor living goods, gardening equipment, pet care products, giftware and furniture.

The Railway Restaurant, which offers views of the Radnorshire Hills, is open seven days a week and seats 150 people. It serves a variety of main meals, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and a selection of homemade cakes and desserts. There is ample free parking on-site.

 

For further information, please call The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, which is located at Three Cocks in Brecon, Powys, on 01497 847055 or visit www.oldrailwaylinenursery.co.uk, log on to www.facebook.com/oldrailwaylinegardencentre or follow the company on Twitter by visiting www.twitter.com/orlgardencentre.

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