Greenfingers gears up for 20th anniversary at this year’s Glee

With its 20th anniversary on the horizon in 2019, there are lots of exciting plans afoot for Greenfingers Charity, some of which are set to be revealed at this year’s Glee.

Greenfingers, founded in 1999 by gardening journalist and broadcaster Richard Jackson, will be joining one of the charity’s key supporters, the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA), who have generously donated the charity stand space.

The Greenfingers team will be on hand to speak to both visitors and exhibitors about upcoming activities to celebrate this important and prestigious milestone in the charity’s history.

Amongst these will be the launch of a new product partnership with garden décor supplier Vivid Arts, and a festive fundraising initiative with Christmas tree supplier Needlefresh.

The charity’s annual fundraiser Garden Re-Leaf Day, now in its eighth year, has become a key event in the gardening calendar and sees many supporters, old and new, come together to raise funds for Greenfingers Charity, with 2019’s event to be officially launched at Glee.

Greenfingers will also be gratefully receiving donations from their industry supporters with cheque presentations taking place over the three days of the show.

As well as this, the Greenfingers’ stand will be packed with information on how to get involved with the work they do. Whether it’s designing and building gardens, holding or participating in events, FUNdraising or donating gifts in kind or at cost, every penny raised, and every penny saved helps to make a difference to thousands of children and their families.

Greenfingers Charity chairman John Ashley said: “2019 is an exciting year for us and we have a lot of great ideas up our sleeves for our 20th year celebrations. Our work is only possible thanks to all those in the garden industry who get involved and we couldn’t do our precious work, supporting life-limited children and families without you.

“Please do visit our stand to find out how you can get take part; we are grateful for any participation or donation, no matter how big or small. Special thanks to HTA also for allowing us to share their stand space. We look forward to seeing you at Glee.”