WHEN: Saturday 18th April 2015
£65 if joining the Grubby Gardeners Team or £70 individual (TBC)
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What will you do to raise money for HortAid in 2015?
HortAid aims to raise as much money as possible to help horticulturists in need of Perennial’s support. In 2014, we raised more money than ever before to help those who require our services.
“Looking back we simply couldn’t have coped during that time without Perennial”
Our “Go Green for HortAid” event in September 2014 raised more than £10,000 and will be back in the first two weeks of September 2015, bigger and even better.
But fundraising for HortAid can take place at any time of year – so whether you want to do something daring or daft, we want you to join us in raising money for Perennial to help us do even more.
Join in HortAid 2015
If you’re looking for a fundraising challenge then visit our ideas page, submit your event, and we’ll add you to our map and help promote your event and fundraising page. Help Perennial change lives.
Our work depends entirely on the generosity of the horticulture industry and the garden-loving public. In order to continue supporting horticulturists in crisis, we need your help in raising money.
HortAid is our umbrella campaign for all fundraising activity. So get your thinking caps on and let’s make our 2015 HortAid campaign the most spectacular and successful ever!
Perennial is often described as a ‘lifeline’ by the people we help. Your fundraising will make a real and lasting difference to lives.
What your fundraising will do
£25 pays for a new school uniform for the child of someone struggling to make ends meet
£50 will pay for a care alarm to be installed for an elderly or disabled client
£150 will pay for a TV licence for a client whose only companion is the TV
£200 pays for 10 sessions at a nursery for a baby whose parent is critically ill
£500 will help furnish a flat for someone who was previously homeless
£750 pays the removal fees for a client fleeing domestic violence
£1,000 will buy a new boiler for a family living without hot water or heating
How to get your money to us
Sponsor Form – You can also download our HortAid sponsor form, and get your friends and colleagues to support your fundraising. Don’t forget to make them tick the GiftAid box!
Text Message – The fastest way of sending us a donation is via your mobile phone:
Text one of the following messages to 70070:
Let us know what you’re up to
Don’t forget to tell us what you’re doing to raise £175 and send us photos and video of your event. You can share your story on our Facebook page, tweet about it on Twitter, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can read about some of the people Perennial has helped here →
Need some inspiration in your fundraising for HortAid? Try one of our ideas below…
Or you can let the garden and the environment be your inspiration!
Whatever you do, don’t forget to tell us about it!
View our latest list of events for HortAid 2015!
15 January – Party for Perennial
We started the year in fantastic style with more than 300 people attending the Party for Perennial, raising more than £20,000!
12 and 26 April – OTT (One man, Two marathons, Two weeks)
Nigel Bowcock, owner of Acre Landscapes Ltd and BALI board member is running two marathons in two weeks to raise money for Perennial.
Sponsor Nigel on JustGiving: One man, two marathons in two weeks
18 April – Dirty Dozen Races
Join our Grubby Gardeners and get down and dirty for a fantastic mud run in Kent! It’s the second year they’ll be tackling the daunting 12K, 20 obstacle course in Paddock Wood. You do not need to be a fitness fiend to get round! Find out more by emailing our HortAid team, or send a Tweet to @gardening_greek!
2 May – Skydive for Perennial
Five intrepid thrill-seekers are leaping out of an aeroplane to raise money for Perennial! And two of our “Grubby Gardeners”, Michael Perry and David Lewis, are planning to mark World Naked Gardening Day at the same time…
It’s not too late to sign up for the day, or to register your interest in a skydive at another time of year! Email our HortAid team for details.
22-23 May – Integritas 3 Peaks Challenge
A team of intrepid fundraisers from Integritas Landscapes are tackling the 3 Peaks Challenge for Perennial in the Spring! They will be climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, and Mount Snowdon, aiming to raise £10k. Get behind their fundraising and sponsor them:
JustGiving Page: Integritas Landscapes 3 Peaks Challenge
12 July – British 10K London
Fancy running along some of the most famous streets in the world, on an awe-inspiring route through central London? Join the Perennial team for the British 10K London and be part of one of Britain’s biggest mass-participation sporting events.
Find out more and book your place on the team by emailing our HortAid team.
1-14 September – Go Green for HortAid!
Our annual fundraising extravaganza, with people across the country going green and raising money for Perennial:
Our website will Go Green from late July with plenty of inspiration and stories to help you fundraise during the fortnight.
5 September – Summer Nuts 2015
Join the ‘Go Green’ team and take part in the ultimate muddy obstacle course! Set at Swires Farm in Dorking, the legendary Nuts Challenge course has more than 100 obstacles within the 7km course.
6 September – London to Brighton Bike Ride
Join our team of cyclists and tackle one of the UK’s most famous cycle routes!
Starting on Clapham Common, you’ll be making your way through Mitcham, Carshalton, Chipstead, Banstead, Haywards Heath and finally to Brighton having completed 54 miles!
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