BGC raises £15,000 for Garden Re-Leaf Day

  • Brigg at Snowdon summit
  • Sprowston
  • BGC Tring Walkers
  • Wolseley Bridge

British Garden Centres raised over £15,000 for Garden Re-Leaf Day, the March 15th event in support of Greenfingers Charity.

This fundraising effort involved various activities such as raffles, cake sales, challenges like mountain climbing and long-distance walks, and other creative events across their 62 stores in the UK.

Special recognition was given to the top five fundraising stores: Brigg, Sprowston, Birchencliffe, Wolseley Bridge, and Playhatch.

Intrepid challenges

As well as centre events, teams from various local BGC stores participated in several intrepid challenges to raise funds for Greenfingers. 

Ben, Jo-Anne, Maisie, and Haywood from Brigg Garden Centre made it to the summit of Mount Snowdon, while Kerrie and Lucy from Ramsgate Garden Centre braved the blisters and walked 30 miles along the Kent coastline on Garden Re-Leaf Day.

Other members of the team including Amy Hennessy, Alex Bullock, Andy Matthews, Phill Robinson, Phillippa Stubbs and Dan Aitken participated in the Garden Re-Leaf walk from Tring Garden Centre, a 25-mile bike ride was completed by Steve Descombe, whilst Ruthie from Brockworth Garden Centre ran 13 miles around her local area.

These efforts will help Greenfingers Charity create therapeutic gardens for children with life-limiting illnesses who spend time in hospices, providing them with safe and inspiring outdoor spaces.

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