From plant sales to virtual tours and open gardens, help grow our support
But this hasn’t slowed down our green-fingered friends – from plant and flower sales to hosting a virtual open garden, our amazing community has continued to flourish and grow their funds for the hospice.
Why not follow in their footsteps and share your talents and green space with your friends and family?
Gordon Gillett was unable to open his private garden to the public this summer, so created a special in memory film instead, raising over £5000 for St. Catherine’s Hospice.
This beautiful space was originally created by his wife Carol, who spent years transforming what was a 1 ¾ acre wilderness into a gorgeous garden. Carole died peacefully at the hospice in 2019.
When lockdown prevented visitors, Gordon set up his Just Giving page and the family invited people to take a virtual visit instead by watching the film and donating. Made by Gordon’s grandson Tom, the special film was a hit and was expertly hosted by their dog, Briony.
Despite events being cancelled due to the pandemic, a seed of an idea can still grow into a wonderful result – these Open Gardens and in-person plant sales went online to fundraise for us during lockdown:
Green-fingered Maureen and Mike Hooker usually hold a big plant sale to fundraise for us, but lockdown meant they had to change their plans. Maureen’s daughter Diane posted the plants for sale on Facebook and with a socially distanced plant collection in place, buyers were able to pick up their plants and drop off a donation. Plant sales have raised an incredible £2500.
Usually hosting the Saxon Trail, Kevin Stokes decided that with all the restrictions in place it was best not to host an Open Garden this year. Instead his good friends and neighbours helped put plants for sale online using Facebook Marketplace, raising over £1000 so far - a fantastic result!
Results take minutes, can be printed or downloaded in a format that suits you, and allows you to easily create a poster or leaflet for your very own St. Catherine’s fundraiser!
Create an account and design your own posters, flyers and more…
So, if you are ready to “Grow Your Own” fundraiser, can you dig in and help provide the best end of life care for people in your community when they need us most?
From sending you materials to support your fundraising to giving advice on how to set up your JustGiving page, if you have a question, please get in touch.
For more information, contact email@example.com or call us between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday on 01293 447361.