Spring is upon us, and with the onset of the new season comes a very special event. This Sunday 20th March is Garden Re-Leaf Day, a fundraising campaign for Greenfingers Charity, whose inspiring mission it is to support children who spend time in hospices around the UK. The aim of Greenfingers Charity is to create magical gardens for life-limited children and their families to relax in and benefit from.
We’re proud to be partnering with Greenfingers Charity to support this important cause on Garden Re-Leaf Day at QVC. For each item purchased across all of our gardening shows this Sunday, our vendors will donate £1.50 to Greenfingers. Was there ever a better reason to get behind gardening?
For life-limited children and their families, spending time outside has many benefits. Whether it’s a place to spend family time together or a spot for solitary, peaceful reflection, it can make a huge difference. Spending time outdoors, away from the bedside, can offer children and families under considerable stress a vital opportunity to enjoy the fresh air and engage with the natural environment.
Established in 1999, Greenfingers Charity is now celebrating 23 years of creating specially-designed, stimulating garden spaces. They’ve created over 60 gardens in children’s hospices across the UK, and Garden Re-Leaf Day has raised a whopping total of £731,000, of which QVC raised £282, 000.
Like so many other charities, Greenfingers Charity faces an uncertain future due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite this, their hospice waiting list grows longer, as the therapeutic benefits of spending time outside, close to nature, are recognised by the nation.
Greenfingers Charity needs your support today more than ever. Some of their projects planned for 2020 and 2021 were delayed due to the pandemic, but they have exciting plans to build five more gardens in 2022. This year, they’re planning to build The Nook (pictured below), as part of East Anglia Children’s Hospices.
If you’d like to donate or get involved, please visit the Greenfingers Charity website. Don’t forget to tune in this Sunday too for all of our gardening shows on Garden Re-Leaf Day. All those taking part will help Greenfingers Charity to ensure thousands more life-limited children and their families who spend time in hospices across the UK can benefit from magical and inspiring outdoor spaces, in 2022 and beyond.