We were thrilled to welcome many of our industry supporters to Party for Perennial in London last week. The celebration was at Core Bar, near St Paul’s Cathedral. Many guests made pledges to support Perennial further by taking part in the NUTS and Firewalk challenges later in the year, providing auction and raffle prizes for future events and booking a table at the 185th Anniversary dinner in 2024. If you didn’t get a chance to make a pledge on the night, you can do so here.
Anita Bates, Perennial’s Director of Marketing and Fundraising, says: “Our community can always be relied upon to pull together to make a difference to people in horticulture, Party for Perennial is a great example of this. Thank you to our generous pledgers for supporting this fabulous fundraising evening; your contribution will help us improve lives.”
The fun networking event for the horticulture trade raises both awareness and support for people in horticulture and their families who come to Perennial for help.
Trudy Martin from New Look Landscapes said: “It was our first time attending Party for Perennial so we were not too sure what to expect. It turned out to be a fantastic night and a great way to meet others in the industry. We left with a couple of amazing raffle prizes and some great contacts. Looking forward to the next one. Thank you Perennial.”
Stuart Ball from John Chambers Wildflower Seed commented: “Great to meet industry colleagues and friends – new and old – at a super venue and all in a good cause. It was nice to catch up with everyone on a relaxed and fun evening! Cheers!!”
As the only charity that helps individuals working in and retired from all sectors of the horticulture industry, Perennial is a lifeline for people that have nowhere else to turn.
This year some of the incredible raffle prizes included:
- Garden on a Roll – Wildlife Border
- Which? Magazine – One Year’s subscription
- Bulldog Tools – Pedigree Border Fork and Rabbiting Spade
- Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens – Tickets and Guidebook
- The Newt – Two 12 month memberships
- Tom Stuart–Smith – A signed copy of his book Drawn from the Land
- The Laskett – Two pairs of tickets (including tea/cake)
- Thatcher’s – A case of cider
- Brewdog – Bottles of Lone Wolf Gin, Seven Day vodka and 500 Cuts Rum
- Chris Baines – A copy of RHS Companion to Wildlife Gardening
- Woodlodge Products – A pair of ecomade plant pots
- Iford Manor – A garden entry for two