By successfully completing the Grand East Anglia Run this weekend, a team from Thompson & Morgan has raised close to £3,000 for the charity Greenfingers, bringing the total raised to over £45,000.
The annual 10k run is set in King’s Lynn and is a one lap course around this historic Norfolk town, starting and finishing in the picturesque market place.
Amongst the 1,500 runners taking part in the run were Thompson & Morgan employees Craig Simpson, Paul Sauntson, Mark Tibbenham, Martin Fox, Louise Girling and husband and wife team, Paul and Ruth Hansord. Once all the money pledged is collected, the team will have raised around £3,000 through sponsorship by friends, family, work colleagues and suppliers.
‘It was quite a challenge as the North Norfolk sun was beating down pretty hard on Sunday morning’,
said horticultural director, Paul Hansord, ‘but we’re really pleased to be able to send another cheque to Greenfingers’. The team would like to thank everyone who supported them.
Thompson & Morgan has already raised over £45,000 for Greenfingers which designs and creates inspiring outdoor spaces for children with life-limiting conditions. The charity has recently created a garden at the Children’s Hospice in Thompson & Morgan’s home town of Ipswich as part of its Treehouse Appeal.
Thompson & Morgan has raised money for Greenfingers through cake sales, staff-sponsored events and competitions, as well as a number of plant sales.
Anyone wishing to boost the final total can do so by visiting the JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/ThompsonMorgan