Time to dig out your boldest floral shirt, dainty flowery dress and everything in-between as Floral Thursday is back and ready to raise funds for the Greenfingers charity.
Taking place on Thursday 14th September – the final day of Glee 2021 – Floral Thursday is a special FUNdraising activity where it is hoped that the thousands of visitors and exhibitors at Glee 2021 will come together to show their flower power in aid of Greenfingers’ ongoing fundraising activities. Anyone that has reached for the floral clothing – from ties to socks to shirts and suits – is invited to purchase a raffle ticket which will enter them into a prize draw to win fabulous prizes whilst, more importantly, helping to top up the fundraising total of the children’s hospice garden charity.
In 2019, when the first Floral Thursday took place at Glee, over £1,420 was raised for Greenfingers, with the array of floral looks bringing smiles to the faces of everyone who took part. This year, Greenfingers is hoping that even more people will dress to impress, and perhaps even set a new world record for the most people in floral attire at one time!
Linda Petrons, Director of Fundraising & Communications said: “We’re so grateful to Glee for allowing us to run Floral Thursday on the final day of the show. We hope that the garden retail industry will get together and embrace the Floral Thursday concept. From a flash of floral to outrageous outfits, Floral Thursday represents an incredibly easy way to show your support for our work, and we are forever grateful to every single person that next week – if 2019 is anything to go on I know we won’t be disappointed!”
Every year the Greenfingers charity builds much-needed gardens at children’s hospices across the country. From sensory gardens to memorial spaces, these gardens are a vital part of life for those children that call the hospice ‘home’, as well as providing a quiet place of reflection for families and staff alike.
The charity is currently in the process of starting the build on its 63rd garden at Ty Hafan in South Wales, with work continuing at Haven House in Essex. Forthcoming gardens will include The Nook in Norfolk, Derian House in Chorley, Demelza, Sittingbourne and Jigsaw in Carlisle.
Find out more
To find out more about Greenfingers Charity, and how to get involved in a range of fundraising events please email Linda@greenfingerscharity.org.uk.
You can also join in the conversation by joining Greenfingers on social media - https://www.facebook.com/Greenfingerscharity/, @GreenfingersCha on Twitter, and @Greenfingerscharity on Instagram and LinkedIn.