Success Stories

Perennial helped over 1,200 people last year battling illness, financial hardship, bereavement and disability. Here we share some of their incredible stories and how Perennial was able to help them get back on their feet.

When Maurice passed away, wife Beryl was supported by Perennial.

A Lifeline for Beryl After Bereavement

When Beryl’s husband, Maurice, was diagnosed with terminal cancer, she desperately needed somewhere to turn for support and advice. A landscape gardener, Maurice […]

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Barry West, outside his art studio

Barry Makes Every Second Count

In hospital for almost a year, he's paralysed from the shoulders down. Perennial has been there to help him on what's been […]

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John Foley, with the BBC Young Gardener of the Year trophy

John Was Driven to Succeed

"Perennial helped my family when my Dad became ill and all the family went through a difficult time. Dad not being able […]

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Kate Powell

A Life-Belt in the Flood for Kate

Kate attended horticultural college in the 1980s and worked in nursery stock production in various wholesale nurseries throughout the South of England. She […]

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Looking hopeful

Helping Belinda* Through The Toughest Times

She was left with two teenage children to support and the shock of widowhood had caused her to become unwell herself, unable […]

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Tobi Daniels and his computer

Tobi Stays On Course For Success

Tobi Daniels has worked in horticulture since leaving school at the age of 16. Now, at 27, he is married with young […]

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Perennial has supported people through tough times

We're There Long-Term for Andrew*

He had worked for his local authority Parks and Landscapes department for over 26 years but had to leave his job in […]

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Retired Man sitting down

The Future's Bright for John*

But when he became ill and too frail to work, John’s dream retirement turned into a nightmare as the exchange rate reduced […]

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Man with Tiller

Helping Don* Get His Life Back on Track

Living alone and sinking into depression, he ignored the bills and his debts spiralled to such an extent that he was forced […]

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Gardener in a nursery

Bursary Helped Save Sam’s* Business

His mother continued to run the nursery and care for her husband while Sam helped in the nursery as much as he […]

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Gardener standing in front of greenhouse

Andy* Retrained After Illness

He lives with his partner who works part time and they have children of school age.  Andy had been given information about […]

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