Thank you to Renato Canale and all the team at Europlants who raised a fantastic £3113.11 for Perennial at their recent Spring Open Days. Europlants has raised thousands of pounds for various charities over the years at this popular annual event and we were over the moon to be chosen as their charity this year.
Garden designers, landscapers and local authority buyers enjoyed a great day networking, browsing Europlants’ beautiful range of indoor and outdoor plants and tucking in to a delicious buffet lunch provided by a local Italian restaurant.
Huge thanks to everyone who supported Perennial by buying raffle tickets and bidding in the auction. Auctioneer extraordinaire was David Domoney from ITV’s Love Your Garden who kept the bidding flowing and worked hard to help raise as much money as possible for Perennial. Europlants and their suppliers donated a wonderful range of prizes as did Bulldog Tools who contributed two Springbok rakes to the raffle.
Europlants’ supplier Vannucci Piante donated two 2.4kg chocolate Easter eggs to the auction, one of which has been kindly donated back to us by auction winner Peter Brand. This enormous egg is now safely stored in a crate in our warehouse while we hatch a plan for raising even more much needed funds to help people in horticulture.
George Davies Turf
We love to hear from businesses with creative and original ideas of how they can support us and so we were thrilled to hear about George Davies Turf’s new fundraising initiative. They are asking all customers to return as many empty pallets as possible and for every pallet returned, the company will donate 50p to Perennial.
Sophie Merlane of George Davies Turf says, “We’re hoping that once word gets out what a fabulous charity we will be donating to, people will soon come on board”.
The more pallets returned, the bigger the impact this fundraiser will have on the lives of the people we help. George Davies Turf has already taken over 200 pallets back to the turf farm, which is a fantastic start. If you are one of their customers and have a few pallets lurking in a corner somewhere you know what to do!