Using our Horticultural skills to help out
Here we are in 2021 after one of the most extraordinary years and we’re feeling very happy to be here and as busy as ever. As part of many positive changes here in the Scotscape Groundscape team, we really wanted to put our skills and horticultural knowledge to good use, in short we wanted to give something back.
Our search began to find a charity which connected with the whole team and which had the power of gardens at its heart. We are thrilled therefore to announce that with immediate effect we pledge to donate 1% of the annual value of every new Annual Garden Maintenance Contract we win to the brilliant charity Greenfingers.
‘Greenfingers is national charity dedicated to supporting children who spend time in hospices around the UK, along with their families, by creating inspiring gardens for them to relax in and benefit from. Greenfingers create beautiful, well-designed outdoor spaces for children to enjoy with their family, friends and siblings, whether through play and fun, or therapeutic rest and relaxation.
Greenfingers Charity is driven by the belief that time spent outdoors, away from the bedside, can offer children and families under considerable stress a vital opportunity to embrace the benefits of being in the fresh air and engaging with the natural environment. We are committed to creating specially designed, stimulating garden spaces that can bring many benefits to children with life-limiting conditions. Whilst many people may take for granted the simple pleasure of being able to enjoy a garden, for these children, their siblings and their families, the chance to spend time together outdoors and away from the bedside is precious’.
'On behalf of us all at Greenfingers Charity, I would to say a huge thank you to Darren and his team for choosing to support our work. The generous pledge to help in a variety of ways during the partnership will certainly make a real difference to the lives of many seriously unwell children and their families. We very much look forward to working together this year.'
Linda Petrons – Director of Fundraising and Communications
‘Myself and the Groundscape team are all thrilled to commit to Greenfingers, we understand the wonderful benefits that gardens can bring to soothe and the significant role they play in the hospice and healthcare environment, we are really looking forward to raising funds and also rolling up our sleeves to support Greenfingers with the regeneration of some of their existing gardens.’
Darren Bosworth – Managing Director, Scotscape Groundscape