Evergreen Garden Care raise £100,000 for Greenfingers

Since the start of the fundraising raising partnership, Evergreen Garden Care has raised over £100,000 for the Greenfingers Charity.

Evergreen Garden Care, Greenfingers donation

Staff at Evergreen Garden Care, the company behind brands such as MiracleGro®, Levington®, Round-Up®, Weedol® and Clear® have undertaken a myriad of activities and participated in Greenfingers events such as Garden Re-Leaf sponsored walks and the (forthcoming) Greenfingers Dragon Boat Race, to raise vital funds for the children’s charity. Greenfingers is a national charity dedicated to supporting life-limited children and their families who spend time in hospices around the UK.

Evergreen also announced that the fundraising partnership has been extended until 2026. With three more years of fundraising ahead of them, the company has agreed to donate a fixed sum to the Greenfingers Charity through sales of its Miracle-Gro® growing media, until the end of 2026. This sum will be made up of both cash donations and product to support the creation of new gardens, as well as supporting the charity’s Garden Makeover and Garden Re-Fresh programmes.

Colin Stephens, Evergreen Managing Director, said: “Our commitment to this meaningful cause remains unwavering and I am thrilled by our ongoing fundraising partnership. Together, we will continue to nurture gardens that bring joy and solace to the lives of life-limited children and their families, and we look forward to making an even greater impact in the years to come. Thank you to our remarkable team for their dedication to making a difference and to the Greenfingers Charity for the invaluable work they do.”

Linda Petrons, Director of Fundraising & Communication at the Greenfingers Charity added: “Evergreen Garden Care has proven time and time again that there are no limits to their generosity. They have consistently come up with new ways to support our work and are superb ambassadors for the charity. It’s been a joy to work alongside them and we are so pleased to see this partnership extend for more years to come. Our biggest thank you to each and every one at Evergreen for their support, it means the world.”

A handful of Evergreen fundraisers recently visited The Nook in Norfolk where a Greenfingers garden was reaching its final stages of completion. A highly moving day, the visit enabled them to realise the scale of work that goes into creating these hugely important garden spaces and could see firsthand how the children, their families and staff at the hospice enjoy the space, even during construction.

Evergreen’s Jess Nicholson said: “After visiting The Nook and seeing the facilities and services that they offer to not just the children, but also their families, really struck a chord. It is safe to say it was an incredibly emotional day that brought us both gratitude and a newfound understanding of the differences these hospices make. To know that our efforts to raise money for this beautiful hospice garden was amazing. I would, with no hesitation, happily climb those mountains and break a toe all over again to see the difference it makes. This space will not only serve the children, but their families the staff and wider community for generations to come. And well, that really is just magical isn’t it.”