Greenfingers are calling for any remaining monies raised from Garden Re-Leaf Day earlier this year to be sent in to them, to allow the final tally for this year’s activities to be calculated. With more events and activities than ever before taking place in and around Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day 2015, which this year fell on Friday 27th March, the charity is hoping to announce that this year has been the best yet.
Call for remaining funds to be submitted comes as it is revealed that the ‘Glovies’ campaign – which took social media by storm at the time – went all the way to No. 10, as even Prime Minsiter David Cameron couldn’t resist donning a pair of gardening gloves in the name of Garden Re-Leaf Day!
David Cameron was in the last few days of campaigning ahead of this year’s general election when he visited Squire’s Garden Centre in Twickenham with local candidate Tania Mathias. Julie Leatherdale, the quick thinking Garden Centre Manager at Squire’s, took the opportunity to explain to the PM about Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day and ask him to have a snap taken in a pair of ‘Glovies’ and he duly obliged!
Linda Petrons, Head of Fundraising for Greenfingers, commented: ‘We are so grateful to everyone who took part in Garden Re-Leaf Day activities this year and made it the best yet – it’s amazing that even the Prime Minster got caught up in the Glovie craze! Now we just need you to send in your donations – without the money we can’t begin creating new gardens at the children’s hospices who are on our waiting list, so please do take the time to send in your funds as soon as you can.’
Please send outstanding Garden Re-Leaf donations to Greenfingers as soon as possible. Cheques, payable to Greenfingers Charity – Garden Re-Leaf, can be sent to Sarah Lioveri, Greenfingers, 23 Gregories Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 1HH. Sarah can be reached by telephone 01494 674749, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
It is hoped that the final figure raised by Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day 2015 will be announced at the GIMA Awards in July.