Later this year (June 2nd) three members of the UK garden retail sector will be taking to the skies to raise £15,000 for the Greenfingers Charity. Here we catch up with MD of Evergreen Garden Care, Mark Portman, who will be one of the brave souls who will be wing walking for the charity.
“Funnily enough I am neither a fan of heights nor roller coasters, so to face these fears I figured wing walking would be the perfect solution! There is no doubt that the wing walk is a terrifying prospect, but I am keen to face it head on to challenge myself and to get outside of my comfort zone.
“Having never done anything like this before I am relying on the generosity of the industry, and my family and friends to keep me focused as we head towards June 2nd. My team at Evergreen Garden Care have already dug deep with their generosity, but there is still some way to go until we reach our £15,000 target. As such, I am offering myself out as a one-time gardener to friends and neighbours, offering to mow lawns, and help with the weeding, all in return for some sponsorship!
“As for why I am doing this…beyond a personal challenge, I believe that Greenfingers is a wonderful charity, that does lots of positive work at a local level. It is this personal touch that I find so engaging about the charity, and why I am so proud to be able to support it. I hope that my efforts can go some way in assisting the Greenfingers Charity to continue their work both now, and long into the future.”
Anyone wanting to donate can do so by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gima-wing-walkers
To find out more about Greenfingers Charity please visit www.greenfingerscharity.org.uk. You can also join in the conversation by joining Greenfingers on social media - https://www.facebook.com/Greenfingerscharity/, @GreenfingersCha on Twitter, and @Greenfingerscharity on Instagram and LinkedIn.