GardenSite were once again pleased to support the Boldmere Community Festival which took place on 18 November, with the Christmas Lights switched on by Alan Gardner, well known for his appearances as TV's Autistic Gardener.
GardenSite has been associated with the Sutton Coldfield branch of Breast Cancer Now for many years, and through various fund raising schemes and a generous donation from Legal & General, we have been able to present a cheque for £550 to this marvellous charity.
Established in 1997, members of the Sutton Coldfield group raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer Now in north Birmingham. To date, they have raised over £700,000 towards their target of £1million.
Volunteers raise these funds through the generosity of their friends, family and the local community, holding many types of events from Charity Balls and Christmas Fayres to Golf Days and Car Boot Sales.
In our garden centres we display Breast Cancer Now collection boxes for customers to donate. They are bright pink so it’s hard to miss them! Customers can also buy a badge for £1 to raise awareness.
During the autumn of 2012 we launched a Facebook campaign, offering to donate 25p for every 'like' our page received. The total 'likes' when the campaign closed was 547, which amounted to a sum of £136.75.
Over Christmas we decided that we would also donate a percentage of the profits from our Santa’s Grotto, which came to £100.00 in total.
A £200 donation from Legal and General was also gratefully received, the presentation to Nathan Dodd, our Marketing Manager, is shown in the photograph.
A grand total of £550.00 has been raised for Breast Cancer Now and we are happy to say that we will continue to work closely with the charity in the future, hopefully we can raise a lot more over time to help fight the disease and raise awareness.
If you would like to keep up to date with Breast Cancer Now, contact them through their website or Facebook page.
GardenSite announce the introduction of the Kingston Range, a brand new collection of three multi-purpose lean-to and freestanding carports and a similarly styled contemporary gazebo.
The 'Beast From the East' one year, followed by record breaking temperatures the next, no-one can say our weather is predictable but what is foreseeable is that our Garden Centre will be having a huge amount of new stock arriving for spring which officially starts on the 20th March,
There's no doubt that television provides gardeners with inspiration, tips and good ideas, that's why we're all looking forward to new programmes and the return of old favourites during 2019.
Wood burners and open fires that require a good supply of dry, well seasoned wood, have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity over the past few years. Log stores have therefore become increasingly essential and David Coton explains the differences between the many that are now available.