The plant sale held by the Junior Gardening Club at our recent Jubilee celebrations was the culmination of months of planting and tending by our junior gardeners. The children decided that they would like to donate the funds raised and found the Green Fingers charity. In the charity’s own words:
“We are a national charity dedicated to supporting children who spend time in hospices around the UK. Our aim is to create inspiring gardens for them and their families to relax in and benefit from.
We create beautiful, well-designed outdoor spaces for children to enjoy with their family, friends and siblings, whether through play and fun, or therapeutic rest and relaxation.
Greenfingers Charity is driven by the belief that time spent outdoors, away from the bedside, can offer children and families under considerable stress a vital opportunity to embrace the benefits of being in the fresh air and engaging with the natural environment.
We are committed to creating specially designed, stimulating garden spaces that can bring many benefits to children with life-limiting conditions. Whilst many people may take for granted the simple pleasure of being able to enjoy a garden, for these children, their siblings and their families, the chance to spend time together outdoors and away from the bedside is precious.”
Thank you so much to all our parents and friends who bought our plants. Thanks to you, we were able to donate £139 to Green Fingers.