HORTAID-20

How you can help following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

During these unprecedented times, 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 which is why our fundraising income has taken a sudden dive, just at the time when demand for our help has increased hugely.

With the reduction in plant sales at a critical time of the year and the reduction in wages for many in our industry we’re expecting the demands on our services teams to continue to grow over the rest of the year, and into next. So, we’re asking you to please, do what you can to help us – join in with our HORTAID-20 campaign.

Donate now!

The quickest and simplest way you can help is by donating via our online shop, our JustGiving page,  or by sending a cheque made payable to ‘Perennial’ to 115-117 Kingston Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7SU.

Join in with our Garden competition!

We’ve been delighted that some well renowned judges have agreed to judge a garden competition for us! Simply take some pictures of your garden and enter one, or many, of the categories on offer.  Entry for each category is only £5. Click here for more information and to enter.

 

Organise your own fundraising activity

With our challenge events being cancelled or postponed we’d love to hear how creative you can be to help raise money!  People have already put forward some ideas, like running a 10k in their garden or doing a bikeathon on their exercise bike.  Here’s a link to some ideas of activities you could do while at home! Don’t forget to set up and link your Justgiving page through our HortAid-20 campaign here.

Perennial’s Quiz Playback

Don’t worry if you missed any of our quizzes, head to our Quiz Playback where you can still donate to play with your family and friends.

 

 

Join one of our Membership schemes today

Regular donations help hugely, allowing us to plan for the future and giving us the confidence to recruit the advisers which are often described as a ‘lifeline’ by the people who have benefited from their help and support. There are three membership options:

Become a Friend of Perennial

Our Friends gain free access to our gardens when they’re open to the public and priority booking on our Special Events programme, all for an annual donation of £30. Find out more here.

Join our Fellowship

An annual donation of £2,500.  In addition to the Friends benefits, our Fellows are invited to exclusive events during the year to thank them for their generosity. Find out more here.

Become a Perennial Partner

A programme for businesses to engage with us where we work together to ensure all their employees are aware that Perennial is here to support them.  There are levels to suit all budgets. Find out more here.

 

Our President of Perennial Alan Titchmarsh MBE says:

“In the current crisis, the need for Perennial’s help has never been greater. It really is a life-saver for gardeners and all people in horticulture who are in need of support, and our current work is making a vital difference to so many in these life-threatening times.  Please do whatever you can to help the men and women who have devoted their lives to making our landscape a better place”.