Out & About: Take part Garden Re-Leaf Day to elevate funds for children’s hospice gardens
The actors have recorded a round of questions for an audio quiz that garden nurseries could be running as customer events in the course of the annual fund-raising weekend.
Garden Re-Leaf is in aid of Greenfingers, the nationwide charity devoted to building gardens in children’s hospices across the UK.
Since 2012 Garden Re-Leaf Day participants have donated greater than £116,000 to the charity, funding several life-enhancing hospice gardens.
Now it aims to assist Greenfingers’ Rosy Cheeks’ entice raise £750,000 over two years to fund not less than 10 more hospice gardens with the intention to give children and families who use the hospices a possibility to spend time together outdoors.
Many garden product and plant brands also are offering special offers and promotions at garden centres nationwide to aid raise further funds.
Alan Titchmarsh, one of many first to support Garden Re-Leaf Day before its launch in 2012, said: “You’ve heard of Comic Relief and Sports Relief… now the garden industry has its own version, Garden Re-Leaf. It can become the most important event within the gardening calendar.”
Other celebrities who’ve recorded questions include Skyfall’s Miss Moneypenny, actress Naomie Harris, who’s currently on cinema screens as Winnie Mandela in Long Walk to Freedom.
EastEnders cast members Danny Dyer (new Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter) and Patsy Palmer (fiery market trader Bianca Butcher) have also joined in, as has impressionist Alistair McGowan – inside the vocal form of Radio 4’s John Humphrys, and comedians David Mitchell, Dara Ó Briain and Stephen Fry.
The quiz includes both general knowledge and gardening rounds, and Garden Re-Leaf Day’s founder Boyd Douglas-Davies (Hillview Garden Centre’s CEO) said: “We’re enormously grateful that such a lot of mainstream stars have supported this year’s Garden Re-Leaf Day quiz – it will likely be more popular than ever!
“It’s an easy way for shops both to participate in Garden Re-Leaf, and attract scores of shoppers in-store in the beginning of the spring gardening season.”
Garden centres and suppliers around the UK are expected to participate within the find-raising weekend.
To find details of events on your area visit the web site www.gardenreleaf.co.uk