Earlier this month (Sunday April 3rd) 11 runners tackled the London Landmarks Half Marathon all in the name of Greenfingers, together raising over £11,000 for the children’s hospice garden charity.
Running 13.1 miles through London, in this most unusual race route which takes in some of the capital’s most grand, quirky and hidden history were
- Katie Foster, Debbie Watson, Brian Kinsella, Julia Aliseyko and Karl Kahofer from Evergreen Garden Care,
- Amy Stubbs and David Lazenby from British Garden Centres,
- AMES UK’s Heidi Towse, Matthew Rowlandson, Kate Ebbens from Capi Europe and Liz Pilny, a funeral celebrant who has recently seen first-hand how a Greenfingers garden can make an important difference to a grieving family.
The support team
Lending words of encouragement were Greenfingers’ very own Linda Petrons and Sue Allen, as well as Boyd and Sally Douglas Davies, Mike Vasey, Evergreen Garden Care’s Mark Portman, Andy Williams and Claire Pearce, plus Charles and Phillippa Stubbs from British Garden Centres, plus the wider families of those running including the smallest of all, toddler Harry who cheered on the Evergreen team in earnest.
What a day!
Karl Kahofer, CEO at Evergreen Garden Care said after the race: “What a day! The weather held out, the route was scenic, and we had fantastic support along the route from our lovely cheering group! Most importantly, we were running for a good cause. I’m proud to be involved!”
Following the success of this year’s event, Greenfingers has confirmed that it will once again be putting together a team for the London Landmarks Half Marathon in 2023. Taking place on April 2nd, 2023, interested parties are urged to get in touch with Greenfingers now to secure their place.