White Stores, the UK’s leading outdoor living retailer of garden furniture & accessories, have raised £2,691.20 for the Greenfingers children’s hospices charity. Greenfingers create magical new gardens at children’s hospices across the UK. The opportunity for families and friends to spend time together outdoors, and away from the bedside, is precious and can bring many benefits to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.
White Stores donated 10% of net sales* (online, phone and in-store) on all products sold during Garden Re-Leaf Day 2015, Greenfingers’ national fundraising event day, last Friday. With White Stores’ first garden centre retail concession opening in Yarnton, Oxfordshire during the same week, it was the perfect opportunity for the White Stores team to maximise the total amount of sales possible.
“We are thrilled that we have raised this money for such a great cause,” says James Whiteley, founder and managing director of White Stores. “But none of this would have been possible without the generosity of our customers. White Stores more than doubled our normal day’s sales on Garden Re-Leaf Day this year. Many shoppers told us they specifically decided to buy their garden furniture from us, rather than another retailer, after our staff had mentioned Greenfingers and they’d read more about this innovative charity on our website. Our customers, like the rest of us here at White Stores, jumped at the chance to do something positive for Greenfingers and the amazing work they do for children and families nationwide.”
“On behalf of everyone here at Greenfingers thank you so much for generously supporting Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf 2015,” comments Linda Petrons, head of fundraising at Greenfingers. “We are thrilled that White Stores raised such a huge amount which will help us continue our work creating magical and inspiring gardens for children in hospices, and their families to enjoy.”
*10% of sales excluding VAT
Greenfingers (Reg. Charity No. 1076640) is a small national charity dedicated to supporting the children who spend time in hospices around the UK, along with their families, by creating inspiring gardens and outdoor spaces for them to benefit from – whether through play and fun, or therapeutic rest and relaxation. For more information, please visit the www.greenfingerscharity.org.uk website.
About Garden Re-Leaf Day:
Over the past three years, Garden Re-Leaf Day has raised the remarkable total of £175,000 for the Greenfingers charity through such fundraising activities as cake baking, community planting, schools events, fancy dress and gardening quizzes. For more details, please visit the www.gardenreleaf.co.uk website.
If you would like to make a donation to Greenfingers now, please visit their page on JustGiving or text GFGR15 to 70070 on your mobile phone.