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£30 includes a glass of bubbly on arrival, some delicious samples of Turkish mezze and the chance to win some incredible prizes in our raffle.
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When making your donation, please remember to tick the box asking you to Gift Aid your donation. It costs you nothing, but adds an extra 25p for every £1 you donate.
A regular gift is one of the best ways you can show your support for horticulturists and their families. It helps us to plan our services for vulnerable people more effectively.
You can set up a Monthly Direct Debit via the links above.
Set up a regular donation
Alternatively, you can become a Friend of Perennial and pay your yearly donation via Direct Debit.
Become a Friend of Perennial
For an annual donation of £30 you can become a Friend of Perennial.
Besides showing your support for the charity, this entitles you to unlimited entry to our gardens (York Gate, Fullers Mill and The Laskett) for you and a friend, and advance notice of our popular Special Events.
You can find out more about the scheme on our dedicated Friends of Perennial web page.
It’s amazing, thanks to your kindness we reached our original goal of raising £10,000 in our Summer Match Fund! We were able to match donations made to the Perennial Summer Match Fund appeal up this amount thanks to the kindness of a private philanthropist. Any further donations above this amount won’t now be matched, but any new gifts will still help us support more people this year.
Where will the money be spent?
Perennial will use it to provide practical support, information and advice to people who currently work in the horticulture sector, or have retired. For example:
Who do we support?
At Perennial, our gardens showcase the talents of the people in the sector. We know from experience how much expert team work brings. For example, we are about to embark on a major project to replace a group of aging willows at Fullers Mill. Its success will be the culmination of decades of dedicated work by a wide range of skilled horticulturalists.
We aim to create a legacy in the garden for future generations thanks to:
This is just an example and is being replicated in some shape or form in our gardens, sports facilities and public spaces of all sizes across the country.
The people we trust to look after our communities’ green spaces, our gardens, sports grounds and more can be highly skilled and very capable. But even in less extraordinary times, working in horticulture can be challenging; it’s physically demanding, can be seasonal and throw up challenges such as financial precarity or injury. It is a vocation and a passion. Perennial provides practical training, specialist information, advice and financial help through everyone’s horticultural careers and into retirement.
This last year has been challenging. Many horticulturalists are self-employed or small business owners who have felt the full impact of Lockdowns restrictions. Perennial has seen a jump in requests for our practical, specialist information and advice across our services. This is because alongside maintaining our three beautiful gardens, we also provide:
With your help, we can step up to the challenge and develop new ways to offer practical assistance to more people in the challenging times ahead.