Hertfordshire-based trade nursery Europlants once again made Thrive its chosen charity to support at its annual spring open days and this was a record-breaking year of fundraising!
Our garden ambassador David Domoney worked his magic at the auction and raffle which brought in a staggering £3,750 for Thrive.
Sandy and Hazel from the Business Development team at Thrive spoke to hundreds of buyers, visitors and guests about our work and gave a short talk about James, just one of the many people we help.
Sandy said: "We were thrilled to be asked back and thoroughly enjoy meeting so many people in the industry and would like to thank the wonderful team at Europlants for their kindness and support.
"This event also brokers other offers of support for Thrive which we will be following up and look forward to announcing these."
Notcutts continue their support for Thrive
Gardeners from Thrive were presented with a cheque for £2,264 this month thanks to the fundraising efforts by staff and customers at Notcutts Garden Centre, near Oxford.
Notcutts are in their second year of supporting Thrive and also fund a bursary at Thrive to train people to become horticultural therapists.
Notcutts Garden Centre at Nuneham Courtenay, the nearest garden centre to Thrive’s head office and main gardens, is doing even more for the charity by donating the proceeds from their evening talks on flower arranging.
Sandy Fitzgerald, Business Development Manager at Thrive said: "Notcutts are incredibly generous with their levels for support for Thrive and staff at the garden centre at Nuneham Courtenay have really taken us to their heart by donating proceeds from their evening talks and promoting the work of Thrive.
"We’re thrilled that we have formed such a strong partnership with them and we are already in discussions about plans to increase the level of support for Thrive."
Jonathan Tew, Centre Manager at Notcutts Oxford, said: "We’ve seen first-hand the amazing work Thrive carries out with people in the horticultural sector and we are delighted to continue to support them in any way we can."
Sam Mallett, garden manager at Notcutts is pictured presenting the cheque to Sandy from Thrive. Also pictured are Aaron and Sam, client gardeners, with Jonathan Tew, Manager of Notcutts and Paul Scott, regional centre manager at Thrive, Berkshire.