Nearly £35,000 was raised at the Party for Perennial and the charity announced the Worshipful Company of Gardeners as the first Diamond Partner in its corporate membership scheme.
The Perennial Partner scheme generates an essential, regular income for the charity, enabling it to plan its services for the future and commit to recruiting the caseworkers and debt advisers so heavily relied upon by its clients. Businesses can choose the level of support that is appropriate for their business – Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze, ranging from £5,000 to £100. Other supporters pledged and signed up as Partners at the event and more are coming in as a result – full details to be announced shortly.
Anita Bates, Director of Marketing and Development at Perennial said:
“The Party for Perennial is one of the most important nights of the year for Perennial and we were delighted that so many people bought tickets, donated on the night through the raffle and auction and pledged their support in other ways. The party kicked off our annual HortAid fundraising campaign and it looks as though 2016 is already set to be a fantastic year in terms of the money our colleagues across the industry will raise to help us support horticulturists in need.”
For further information about becoming a Perennial Partner, visit http://perennial.org.uk/home/how-you-can-help/get-your-company-involved/ or contact Perennial Development Managers, Laura Garnett at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kate O’Shea at email@example.com
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