The Gardeners Guild Charity of the Year
Each year we choose a horticultural charity to support by helping to raise funds and promote greater awareness.
All advertising income that we receive from Google adverts on this website is donated to our Charity of the Year. Google adverts are on the advice pages only.
To date, over £2,000 has been donated to charity as a result of google adverts, donations from members and the public.
Members have also taken part in sponsored events. Please see our news page for recent activity.
2017 - Greenfingers Charity
Our 2017 Charity of the Year is Greenfingers Charity. Greenfingers Charity is dedicated to supporting the children who use hospices around the UK, along with their families, by creating beautiful, well-designed outdoor spaces for children to enjoy with family, friends and siblings, whether through play and fun, or therapeutic rest and relaxation.
For more information please visit our Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/thegardenersguild2017
2016 - Perennial
For 2016 Our Charity of the Year is Perennial. Perennial is the only charity dedicated to helping horticulturalists. They help gardeners who are facing problems such as debt, illness and disability. They provide free, confidential advice and support for as long as it is needed. Although we will have a different charity for 2017, we plan to support Perennial in the long term as a Perennial Partner.
For more information about Perennial please visit http://perennial.org.uk/
£993 raised plus £150 as gift aid.
For 2017, The Gardeners Guild is also a Perennial Bronze partner.
2015 - Thrive
In 2015 our Charity of the Year was Thrive. Thrive is the leading UK charity that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who are living with disabilities, ill health, or are isolated, disadvantaged or vulverable. We were pleased to hold a small member meet up at the Thrive offices for a tour of their gardens.
2014 - Suzy Lamplugh Trust
During 2014 our Charity of the Year was Suzy Lamplugh Trust. Many gardeners work alone and a third of our gardeners are female. Suzy Lamplugh Trust helps to raise awareness of lone working and personal safety. As a result, we also arranged discounts on remote working software by LoneALERT.