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Garden Re-Leaf Day - raising money for Greenfingers Children's Hospices

28/02/2012

You've heard of Comic Relief and Sports Relief, the garden industry has launched its own version, Garden Re-Leaf. 

On Tuesday 13th March, gardeners young and old will be celebrating the start of the gardening year with fundraising events in aid of the Greenfingers charity that creates gardens at Children’s Hospices.

Rolawn and their staff are getting behind this worthy fundraising campaign with a range of activities:

Jonathan Hill, Rolawn Sales & Marketing Director is doing the ‘Tour De Rolawn’ a 70 mile cycle ride visiting all Rolawn’s turf fields in the Vale of York.

Emily Kirkland, Customer Services Manager is doing a sponsored slim for a month.

Deborah Wiles and Claire Fleet, from the Production team are walking 40 miles around the perimeter of a number of turf fields.

Staff having been bidding to win a cold frame.

On the 13th all Head Office staff are invited to come to work in fancy dress.

All participants are looking for sponsorship with proceeds going to Greenfingers. Anyone can contribute via our Justgiving web page http://www.justgiving.com/Rolawn-GardenRe-Leaf or call 0845 604 6050; all contributions are gratefully received. 

Greenfingers is a small national charity dedicated to creating magical gardens for children’s hospices around the UK to support children with life limiting conditions, together with their families. Greenfingers has to date created 36 special gardens in hospices around the country, and has a further waiting list of hospices that need help. http://www.greenfingerscharity.org.uk/index.html 

Garden Re-Leaf Day is a new, special industry initiative designed to enable garden retailers and suppliers across the UK to launch the gardening season in a uniquely effective way. Garden Re-Leaf Day will be held on the first day of the spring season: Tuesday 13th March 2012. 

The initiative is designed to generate a UK-wide series of events to: 

1. Welcome the start of the gardening year 

2. Engage with gardeners young, old, experienced or enthusiastic beginners 

3. Raise money for Greenfingers, the garden industry charity that creates magical gardens for children's hospices http://www.gardenreleaf.co.uk/