At Thompson & Morgan no donation is too small. We take great pride in fundraising for local charities, from donating free seeds to schools, to turning £50 into over £1000!! In the past we have participated in events for charities EACH, Greenfingers, RAF Benevolent Fund and the RHS.
Together with the Royal Horticultural Society we have donated £22,000 worth of free seed to schools. We feel it is really important to promote children’s engagement in the garden for not only a healthy and active lifestyle but for creativity and inspiration.
Through 2016 we are supporting Thrive as our charity of the year.
We have launched an exclusive sweet pea in order to raise funds for the charity and help raise awareness of the positive effects gardening and horticulture can have on those living with disabilities and ill health.
New Sweet Pea Eleanore Udall has been named after the late wife of the founder of Thrive, Geoffrey Udall, who bequeathed his Beech Hill estate near Reading, Berkshire now home to the charity’s head office and gardens. We will be donating 50 per cent of the money generated from Thompson & Morgan sales of the sweet pea to Thrive, with 100 per cent of money generated from sales via the Thrive website staying with the charity.
Thrive was established in 1978 and is the leading charity in the UK that operates in the field of disability and gardening. It provides information and specialist services, training and structured horticultural programmes which help thousands of disabled people.
Thrive uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who are living with disabilities or ill health, or are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. This is known as social and therapeutic horticulture (STH).
Thrive works from four regional centres: Trunkwell, Beech Hill, near Reading, Battersea Park, London, Saltwell Park, Gateshead, Kings Heath Park, Birmingham. Gardening programmes are delivered at our centres and in local community venues.
Thrive’s Training Programme runs courses across the country, ranging from taster days to a Professional Development Diploma in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture.
Buy Sweet Pea Eleanore Udall here
We would like to thank all of our staff members for participating in our sponsored events. With a special to thanks to all of staff members and customers that donated to these great charities. Without you this wouldn’t be possible! We look forward to more charity events in the near future, I wonder what we will get up to next?