Klondyke bosses prepare for their Plant-athon

Team Klondyke are all set for this Friday 16th March, as six teams take part in six separate 12 hour Plant-athons to raise money for the Greenfingers charity.

Chairman Bob Hewitt; Chief Executive David Yardley, Operations Director David Abbott, Regional Managers Ian McCavish and Eric Snowden and Horticultural Buyer Dan Lawton, will be leading the challenge, supported by teams at Byrkley Park, Houghton Hall, Stokesley, Lady Green, Garforth and Wilmslow Garden Centres.

Starting at 7am on Friday morning, the teams will plant throughout the day, finishing at 7pm that evening.

All the containers that are planted will then be sold at the garden centre, with all money going to the charity.

As well as the Plant-athon challenge, the garden centre will be raising money in the restaurant.

Greenfingers is a national charity dedicated to supporting the children who spend time in hospices around the UK.   The charity creates beautiful, well-designed outdoor spaces for children to enjoy with siblings, family, friends and carers, whether through play and fun, or therapeutic rest and relaxation.  To date Greenfingers has created 49 inspiring gardens in children's hospices around the country and is currently in build at two more.  But they still have a waiting list of hospices that need their help now.

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