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Charity fundraising day at Lickey End
5:50pm Tuesday 12th March 2013 in News
THIS weekend, staff and customers at Littleheath Garden Centre took part in raising money for Re Leaf Day in support of the Greenfinger charity.
The charity plants gardens which are designed to help children staying in hospices around the UK, by encouraging them and their families to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of nature away from their beds.
Young gardeners from all over the area, turned up at the centre in Lickey End to take part in a Garden in a Tray competition.
Entrants were given a free starter kit donated by Gardman suppliers and designed and created their own miniature gardens.
The competition was judged by Councillor Jan Boswell, civic head of Bromsgrove District Council, and the winner received a gardening goodie bag worth £60.
Older customers also had the chance to bring their poorly plants in for the plant doctor to take a look at, and Andy Merrick from Farplants delved into his 26 years of experience with plants to give out help and advice to the not so green-fingered.
Liz Fraser from Littleheath Garden Centre, said: “Every penny helps. Thank you to all our customers who helped to make a difference for children’s hospices.”