Christine Walkden, who is a regular presenter on BBC TV’s One Show, will visit whoever raises the most money by holding a musical Greenfingers Week anytime this year in aid of the charity.
Deborah Skillicorn, Director of Marketing and Fundraising at Greenfingers, which is dedicated to creating gardens at children’s hospices across the UK, said: “There are lots of things that can be organised during musical Greenfingers Week.
“If people want to host a Fame Week they could organise an Eighties day and a dance competition, for Grease, people could host a T-Bird car wash and for the Wizard of Oz a ‘follow the yellow brick road’ treasure hunt.
“The fundraising activities don’t have to be on a big scale – we just want people to get together and have fun while raising funds.”
Greenfingers creates a variety of different gardens at children’s hospices across the UK according to the hospices’ individual requirements. The gardens are designed to help the children and their families and friends during a very emotional and difficult time.
Deborah added: “The idea behind Greenfingers Week is to get friends, family members or colleagues together to take part in lots of fun activities to help raise valuable funds for children in hospices across the country. Participants are free to set their own date to host a musical Greenfingers Week anytime during 2011.”
Anyone interested in holding a musical Greenfingers Week can email Melissa Wood, Manager of Marketing and Fundraising at Greenfingers, via Melissa@greenfingerscharity.org.uk.
Greenfingers was launched in November 1998 by garden writer and broadcaster, Richard Jackson and a team of volunteers drawn from all sectors of the gardening industry.Growers, plant breeders, retailers, manufacturers and a host of gardening journalists and celebrities have willingly contributed materials, time and expertise to create gardens at children’s hospices around the UK.