The Old Railway Line Garden Centre hosted a quiz and other activities on Friday, March 8 in aid of Greenfingers, which creates gardens at children’s hospices across the UK.
Katie Cleary, Shop Manager at The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, which is located at Three Cocks near Hay-on-Wye, said: “Garden Re-Leaf Day was a huge success and we raised £474.63 for Greenfingers. We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to our customers for their support.
“Writer and gardening expert, Lynne Allbutt helped us keep score during our quiz night. The first prize in the quiz was £40 of garden centre vouchers.
“There was also a bonus challenge where the teams had the opportunity to beat the garden centre’s own quiz team. The winning team received a bottle of Three Choirs English Sparkling Wine.”
There was also a raffle held throughout the day to win a selection of prizes from the garden centre and items were donated by its suppliers.
Katie added: “We also raised money towards the final total with our Wheelbarrow of Fortune roulette game. People were able to spin the wheel for the chance to win a selection of prizes such as seeds and planted baskets.”
As well as creating awareness of gardening, one of the main aims of Garden Re-Leaf Day is to raise money for Greenfingers.
Greenfingers was launched in November 1998 by a group of volunteers drawn from all sectors of the gardening industry.
The gardens it creates are designed to help children and their families and friends during a very emotional and difficult time. To date, Greenfingers has created 39 gardens.
Owners, Mark and Christina Cleary, established the award-winning, independent family-run garden centre in 1990. It provides customers with a wide range of quality plants, indoor and outdoor living goods, gardening equipment, pet care products, giftware and furniture.
The Railway Restaurant, which reveals views of the Radnorshire Hills, is open seven days a week and seats 104 people. It serves a variety of main meals, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and a selection of homemade cakes and desserts. There is ample free parking on-site.
For further information, please callThe Old Railway Line Garden Centre, which is located at Three Cocks in Brecon, Powys, on 01497 847055 or visit www.oldrailwaylinenursery.co.uk, log on to www.facebook.com/oldrailwaylinegardencentre or follow the company on Twitter by visiting www.twitter.com/orlgardencentre.