It was mad and it was muddy, and it brought individuals and organisations together in a fantastic show of support for the UK’s only charity dedicated to supporting everyone who works with plants, tress, flowers or grass – Perennial.
The 'Nuts Challenge', a 7k mud run escapade, took place on Saturday 2nd September in Dorking, with many participating to raise funds for their chosen charity. Whilst pushing the physical limits of all those taking on the challenging course, it also proved to be an exhilarating and memorable experience which fostered wonderful camaraderie amongst the teams.
This included inspiring individuals from some of Perennial’s amazing corporate partners: Bushy Business, Eljays44, Esse Landscapes, Landscape Associates, London Lawnturf, Joseph Rochford Gardens, and Majestic Trees all of whom took on the challenge, united by a shared commitment to the horticultural community.
And the event was a fundraising sensation for the charity, raising a fantastic total of just under £6000. This substantial sum will be channelled directly into Perennial's initiatives, giving much-needed support to all those in our horticultural community who keep all our green spaces thriving.
As Anita Bates, Director of Marketing & Fundraising says, “We simply can’t say enough thanks to all those who took part in the ‘Nuts Challenge’ in support of the charity. The sheer grit and determination shown was inspiring with everyone pushing their physical limits, but it was also the wonderful camaraderie and teamwork that shone throughout the day.
All the funds raised through events such as these carry more weight than ever before as demand for our services increases, so receiving support such as this is invaluable to help us to be there for all those who work with plants, trees, flowers or grass. So, once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”
As a charity, we rely on the support of all those in the horticultural community and from all those who enjoy the benefits of their hard work. Fundraising is a fantastic way of supporting what we do. For more information and fundraising initiatives please visit www.perennial.org.uk/getinvolved