Cambridge-based garden centre Scotsdales has helped Greenfingers Charity to raise £22,500 after hosting the third annual Garden Re-Leaf Day Walk on Friday March 17. The walk took place around Cambridge and was part of a national Greenfingers Charity day, which is aiming to surpass £100,000 in fundraising.
Over 100 walkers and runners participated in either the 10 or 20 mile courses, beginning at Scotsdales in Horningsea before passing through the heart of Cambridge, including the picturesque Jesus College and the Botanic Gardens.
The charity walk finished at Scotsdales in Great Shelford where participants were treated to a well- earned BBQ and refreshments.
Scotsdales marketing and development manager Becky Owen said: “It was a pleasure to sponsor and host the Greenfingers Charity this year. It’s a brilliant charity that builds recreational and therapeutic gardens in the grounds of children’s hospices so it was wonderful to see so many turn out and help to fundraise over £22,000. The fundraising page is still open!”
Greenfingers head of fundraising and communications Linda Petrons commented: “We are absolutely thrilled that over 100 walkers and runners took part in this year’s event. We would like to say a special ‘thank you’ to the Cambridge business community for really getting involved and especially Scotsdales for its support.
“The funds raised will help Greenfingers Charity continue its work creating magical and inspiring gardens for life-limited children and their families who spend time in hospices right across the UK.”