In a new initiative to show how much we value the tremendous work done by the National Health Service in these unprecedented times, GardenSite has decided to give £1 from every £50 you spend online to the NHS.
GardenSite is proud to announce a donation of £25,000 to NHS Charities, the result of a pledge made to our customers that we would donate £1 for every £50 they spend.
The response to our pledge has been magnificent and we want to say thank you to everyone who placed an order with GardenSite even though Easter was only a few days away when the initiative was launched and some delivery lead times have been unavoidably extended due to the Covid-19 crisis.
The money raised will go to nhscharitiestogether.co.uk, a collection of more than 250 NHS charities who raise funds for major capital projects, pioneering research and medical equipment, helping all patients to receive the best care when and where it is needed most.
Senior Partner Robert Hall explained why the pledge was made, 'We are very proud of our association with the NHS, with some of our partners making personal donations over the last 25 years. There are also family members working in the NHS, so it seemed only right that we should donate as much as we could under the current circumstances.
'Spontaneous applause every Thursday evening and displaying rainbow posters in the window are fantastic ways of showing the public's appreciation of our marvellous health service and its dedicated workers, and donations such as the one from GardenSite will make a discernible difference enabling hospitals to buy new ventilators and other vital equipment.
'I can only say thank you once again to our loyal customers who have allowed us to support those working on the front line and all the back-up staff of what is a unique and cherished British institution. We thank you. We are indebted to you all.'
You can see our thank you letter from Justine Davy - Head of Fundraising at NHS Charities below.
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