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Mr Fothergill’s Target the £10,000 Barrier for Garden Re-Leaf Day

February 21st, 2019 | News | 0 Comments

Commercial Director Tim Jeffries on the Mr Fothergill's Greenfingers Charity Walk

Mr Fothergill’s aim to crash through a total of £10,000 raised for Greenfingers during this year’s Garden Re-leaf activity. Over £8,500 has been raised by the Suffolk seedsman over the years through participation in the annual walk and cycle ride, plus sales of dedicated sweet peas, and we aim to push through the metaphorical barrier in 2019!

National Field Sales Manager Richard Keegan on the Mr Fothergill's Greenfingers Charity bike rideThe annually assembled Mr Fothergill’s squad, Team Lightning Seeds, are already in training for the 100-mile bike ride and the 20 mile walk on 22nd March.

Last year biking rookie Richard Keegan, National Field Sales Manager, took to the 100-mile course alongside the professional looking Matt Jackson (Business Development Manager). Matt was first home, but Richard is determined to change that this year.

Richard and Matt will be joined on the day by walkers Alison Roberts, Samantha Broadway, Nina Claydon, Dave Carey, Tim Jeffries, Jeremy Sharp, Alison Mulvaney and Chris Owen. In addition, staff at Kentford will be completing various fundraising events in the Mr Fothergills HQ.

Business Development Manager Matt Jackson ready for the Mr Fothergill's Greenfingers Charity bike rideThe company have previously launched exclusive sweet peas which raise 25p on each sale for the charity. The Greenfingers sweet pea is available in Mr Fothergill’s stockists nationwide and direct from the company.

Commercial Director, Tim Jeffries commented “I hope this is the year we break through the £10,000 barrier for our donations to Greenfingers. Such a great cause in the gardening world and so many people in our company get behind our efforts to raise money whether in the office or on the walk or ride. I might take a side bet in Matt beating Richard again in the 100-mile bike ride!”

Please help us to continue to raise even more cash for Greenfingers by donating now via our JustGiving page!

About Greenfingers
Greenfingers is a national charity dedicated to supporting the children who spend time in hospices around the UK, along with their families, by creating inspiring gardens for them to relax in and enjoy. The Charity makes beautiful, well-designed outdoor spaces for children to share with family, friends and siblings, whether through play and fun, or therapeutic rest and relaxation. To date Greenfingers Charity has created 51 such gardens and outdoor spaces, and has a further waiting list of hospices that need its help.

Mr Fothergill's Team Lightning Seeds preparing for the Greenfingers Charity bike ride

Mr Fothergill’s supports hospice gardens with launch of new sweet pea Greenfingers

August 19th, 2016 | News | 0 Comments

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Mr Fothergill’s has pledged its support for Greenfingers (www.greenfingerscharity.org.uk), the charity dedicated to creating magical gardens for children’s hospices, by naming a brand-new sweet pea after it for the 2017 season. Sweet pea Greenfingers has an old-fashioned grandiflora flower form and the strong, memorable scent associated with those types in their Victorian heyday; its blooms are a rich cream with a delicate wire rim or picotée of pale violet. The climber is well suited to both garden display and as a cut flower, when its fragrance fills a room.

Mr Fothergill’s Tim Jeffries has pledged 25p to Greenfingers for every packet of 20 seeds priced at £2.45 the Suffolk seedsman sells through its retailers, mail order catalogue and website during the 2016/17 gardening season. Announcing the initiative, Tim commented “We are delighted to support such a worthwhile charity and a cause close to so many hearts. By launching sweet pea Greenfingers, we hope we can raise the charity’s profile with our customers, Britain’s gardeners and the garden trade”.

Head of fundraising at Greenfingers Linda Petrons officially named sweet pea Greenfingers at Mr Fothergill’s annual trial grounds open day for the gardening media in mid August. She said “We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Mr Fothergill’s for this thoughtful gesture, which we hope will not only make more people aware of the work we do, but will also raise vital funds to help us continue creating magical and inspiring gardens for children who spend time in hospices right across the UK”.

For more information on Mr Fothergill’s 2017 range, please visit the Mr Fothergills website.

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