Rolawn team sees the fruits of their labour

Rolawn supported its nominated charity, Greenfingers, at the opening of their latest hospice garden this week.

Grace House Hospice in Sunderland celebrated the official opening of their new ‘Nest and Rest’ sensory garden on 21st October with a ceremony conducted by Councillor David Snowdon, Mayor of Sunderland, along with Councillor Dianne Snowdon, Mayoress. 

Members of the Rolawn team who have been at the heart of this year’s fundraising efforts were delighted to attend the opening ceremony to see where their hard-earned cash goes.  

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Rachel Miller, from the Rolawn Production Department, who conquered the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge commented: “It was great to see how the money we raised goes towards improving hospice outdoor spaces and how that makes a real difference to the lives of the children and their families.”

Steve Handley, Rolawn engineer and part of the team who cycled Coast to Coast for Greenfingers, added: “This visit has inspired us to think about our fundraising plans for next year. I’d like to look at what else we can do to raise even more to help.”

Rolawn has supported Greenfingers for 15 years with a variety of events from monthly cake sales to weekends spent enduring tough physical challenges and the donation of products. In 2019 over £3,000 has been raised so far and the target for 2020 is to make that £5,000.

Pictured (l-r): Councillor David Snowdon; Hannah McGouran, Copywriter and Content Creator, Rolawn; Steve Handley, Engineer, Rolawn; Councillor Dianne Snowdon; Rachel Miller, Production Administrator, Rolawn; John Ashley, Chairman, Greenfingers Charity; Jonathan Hill, Sales & Marketing Director, Rolawn.