WHEN: 3– 5 September 2021
Registration fee £80 (non refundable) Fundraising Target £600
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How will you raise money for Perennial in 2021?
We need you to help us raise as much money as possible to help people in horticulture and their families through hard times. During the first week of lockdown the number of people contacting us for help increased by nearly 400%! Our initial focus was on helping those who suddenly found themselves in a difficult position and ensuring that we got the information out to everyone in the industry. We also sadly needed to cancel or postpone all our fundraising events planned for what is usually our busiest time of the year for garden tours and flower shows.
Fundraising for Perennial takes place at any time of year, just as Perennial’s services are available year-round for all those who work in or are retired from horticulture. Alan Titchmarsh, President of Perennial explains below why it is so important that we all dig deep to support the only charity in the UK dedicated to helping horticulturists in need.
“Looking back we simply couldn’t have coped during that time without Perennial”
If you’re looking for a fundraising challenge then visit our self-isolation fundraising ideas page, sign up to one of our events or get in touch with us here at Perennial to find out more. Tell us what you plan to do and we’ll help promote your event and fundraising page.
Our work depends entirely on the generosity of the horticulture industry and the garden-loving public. In order to continue supporting horticulturists in crisis, we need your help in raising money. Help Perennial change lives this year.
So get your thinking caps on and let’s make this year the most spectacular and successful ever!
Perennial is often described as a ‘lifeline’ by the people we help. Now during the coronavirus crisis your fundraising will make a real and lasting difference to lives. You can read about some of our service users’ stories here.
£25 pays for a new school uniform for the child of someone struggling to make ends meet
£50 will pay for a care alarm to be installed for an elderly or disabled client
£150 will pay for a TV licence for a client whose only companion is the TV
£200 pays for 10 sessions at a nursery for a baby whose parent is critically ill
£500 will help furnish a flat for someone who was previously homeless
£750 pays the removal fees for a client fleeing domestic violence
£1,000 will buy a new boiler for a family living without hot water or heating
Online – The easiest way to get your sponsorship money is by setting up a page via JustGiving
Don’t forget to tell us what you’re doing to raise money and send us photos and video of your event. You can share your story on our Facebook page, tweet about it on Twitter, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Challenge events are a great way to push yourself to do something you’ve always wanted to do whilst raising money for a great cause. We offer a range of experiences, treks and virtual events to make sure everyone has the chance to get involved. Check out our full list of Challenge Events here.
Need some inspiration in your virtual fundraising for Perennial?
With most of us self-isolating or social distancing, we have come up with a list of ideas that you can do at home, or with restrictions starting to ease you could get out in your local community with a small group of friends. Why not try one of our ideas below…
Whatever you do, don’t forget to tell us about it!
We want to know how you’re planning to raise money for Perennial!
We can support you with publicity, marketing collateral, and help you make sure your fundraising event is as successful as possible.
Alternatively you can call our team on 0800 093 8510.
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