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How to help Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day to help children’s hospices

Eric Robson with Matthew Wilson, Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew
Eric Robson with Matthew Wilson, Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew

Garden Re-Leaf Day on March 27 is the annual fundraising campaign for Greenfingers, the charity that builds gardens for children in hospices.

Well-known gardeners such as BBC Gardeners’ World presenter Chris Beardshaw and The One Show gardener Christine Walkden are recording quiz questions for the Garden Re-Leaf Day Quiz.

This will be available for gardening societies and garden centres to use for a £100 donation, so they can hold a fund-raising quiz. Eric Robson of BBC Radio 4’s Gardener’s Question Time and the show’s regular guests Anne Swithinbank, Bob Flowerdew, Pippa Greenwood, Bunny Guinness, Matthew Biggs and Matthew Wilson are also contributing to the quiz, as is BBC weatherman Peter Gibbs.

It is hoped other groups, including schools and colleges, will also pay to take part in the quiz, now in its fourth year.

The £100 donation pays for a CD of the pre-recorded questions to play to the audience, everything needed for the picture round and a bonus pack of fundraising ideas, hints and tips.

Greenfingers Chairman Matthew Wilson said: “I am so grateful to everyone taking part in Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day, from my colleagues on Gardener’s Question Time to all those that have bought a quiz pack or are pledging to raise money in 2015.“Now we just need the public to look out for the quiz taking place at their local garden centre or horticulture society and take the time to go along and support such a great cause via this fun event.

“The children and families at hospices across the UK benefit enormously from the work we do, but there are many more that need our help.”

Anyone who would like to join in with the Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day Quiz 2015 should visit to see if the quiz is being hosted at a venue near them.

Alternatively, you can encourage your local garden centre to get involved, or host your own quiz.

Email [email protected] to order the quiz pack and go to the website to register other fund-raising activities so the public will be able to support them.

Greenfingers has created 44 inspiring gardens in children’s hospices around the UK so far, and has a waiting list of hospices that need its help.

The charity is dedicated to creating beautiful, well-designed outdoor spaces for children to used for therapeutic rest, or to have fun with family and friends.

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