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Mr Fothergill’s Helps BBC Children In Need Raise £58 Million for 2018 Appeal

July 16th, 2019 | News | 0 Comments

Mr Fothergill's Sunflower Pudsey and Pumpkin Pudsey seeds raising money for BBC Children In Need

Back in May 2018, at Mr Fothergill’s we announced our new partnership with BBC Children In Need and launched two new seed packets for children – Pumpkin Pudsey and Sunflower Pudsey. For each packet sold, we pledge to donate 30p to help make a real difference to the lives of children all across the UK. Since the launch of these seed packets and thanks to our wonderfully generous customers, we have been able to pledge over £16,000 to support Children In Need. Now, we’re delighted to find out that this contribution has helped BBCCiN raise a whopping total of £58 million in 2018!

Pudsey themed cakes at Mr F HQ fundraising for BBC Children In Needcake saleThe staff at Mr F HQ in Suffolk also joined in with their own fundraising efforts during Children In Need week last year – raising over £400 – which saw them taking part in a cake bake, the Children in Need annual duck race and coming dressed up in their finest yellow or spotty outfits. The office also took part in ‘Ties for Tim’ where Tim Jeffries, Mr Fothergill’s Commercial Director, donated £1 for each person who came to work wearing a tie, an idea which came about as he is normally the only person to wear one in the office.

BBC Children in Need is currently supporting over 3,000 projects across the UK that are helping children and young people facing a range of disadvantages such as living in poverty, being disabled or ill, or experiencing distress, neglect or trauma. In the last year alone, BBC Children in Need has been able to make a real difference to 580,000 young lives in communities the length and breadth of the UK.

 Mr Fothergill’s Helps BBC Children In Need Raise £58 Million for 2018 AppealSimon Antrobus, Chief Executive of BBC Children in Need, said: “Once again our incredible supporters across the UK have done themselves proud.  This is a tremendous result and will allow us to continue our vital work to help make a difference to disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. As a charity we exist to support organisations in communities across the UK which empower children and extend their life choices, and this phenomenal total will go a long way in helping us make a lasting impact. An enormous thank you to everyone who once again went above and beyond!”


Mr Fothergill’s is incredibly proud to support this amazing charity. For more information about BBC Children in Need, please visit

Grow the Biggest Sunflower Head with Mr Fothergill’s and BBC Children in Need

March 26th, 2019 | Competitions, News | 0 Comments

Grow the Biggest Sunflower Head with Mr Fothergill's and BBC Children in Need

Calling all sunflower growers!

Now that spring is in the air, why not have a go at growing one of the UK’s favourite flowers and enter our competition to grow the biggest sunflower head.

Sunflowers are easy to grow, so it’s also the perfect challenge for children – they can challenge their friends or get their school involved.

How to Enter

The competition is open to anyone and any type of sunflower can be grown, but we would recommend Mr Fothergill’s Sunflower Pudsey (RRP £1.99) – for each packet sold, Mr Fothergill’s will donate 30p to BBC Children in Need. You could also turn the challenge into a fundraising event for BBC Children in Need – take a look at their website for loads of great ways of doing this here.

You have until 30th September 2019 to grow and measure your sunflower. Post us a picture on Facebook or Twitter of your flower head with proof of its size – use a tape measure to show the width of the flower head, not including the petals.

  Grow the Biggest Sunflower Head with Mr Fothergill's &  BBC Children in Need

There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for the 3 largest sunflower heads.

Mr Fothergill’s Top Tip

For larger sunflower heads, try applying a feed and water well only once the flower head starts to appear. And of course, you could always try talking and singing to it! We’d love to hear your own tips – share on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #SunflowerTips.

Good luck, and happy growing!

The Prizes

  • 1st prize: £50 worth of Mr Fothergill’s seeds
  • 2nd prize: £30 worth of Mr Fothergill’s seeds
  • 3rd prize: £20 worth of Mr Fothergill’s seeds

The Rules

  • The winners will be chosen after the competition closes at midnight on 30 September 2019.
  • There are three prizes.
  • The 3 largest sunflower heads will be chosen based on the photos submitted proving their size. The judge’s decision is final.
  • There is no cash alternative, the prize is non-transferable and may not be substituted by the winner.
  • If you are not the sunflower grower and the photo you submit is not your photo, we reserve the right to disqualify you – only your own picture of your own flower please!

Mr Fothergill’s Sunflower Pudsey (RRP £1.99) is available from selected garden retailers and Homebase stores, and online at