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Remember to bring some floral cheer to the nation on #floralfriday tomorrow - Good Friday
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Greenfingers Charity and friends bring a little social media cheer on #floralfriday - How will you join in on Good Friday?

Following the success of #floralthursday at Glee last year, last Friday, 3rd April 2020, saw the start of a new social media campaign, #floralfriday which aims to support the gardening industry and its favourite charity, Greenfingers. 


The campaign, which evolved as the day went on, was kicked off by Greenfingers Charity Trustee, Boyd Douglas Davies. Hundreds of businesses and individuals, including Evergreen Garden Care and Greenfingers Chairman Sue Allen and Patrons Ann-Marie Powell and David Domoney joined in the conversation, which proved to be a great way to engage with garden lovers right across the industry and beyond.  


If you didn’t take part last Friday, the good news is #floralfriday will run throughout April and beyond.  We’d love your support to get the nation going floral.  Here’s how you can join in…


On your favourite social media platforms simply:  

  • post a photo of yourself in your favourite floral shirt, dress, hat, shoes, tie, pjs or similar (or your favourite floral photo)
  • use the hashtags #floralfriday #hortindustry #greenfingers
  • nominate a friend to do the same
  • send this story on to your colleagues while they are “working at home”
  • add this story into your customer communications so that your customers can get some floral cheer even though they can’t come and but plants from you just yet.

And PLEASE give a thought too, to the thousands of life-limited children, families, nurses and the wider hospice communities who benefit from spending time in the many Greenfingers Charity gardens in children’s hospices right across the UK.  You and those you nominate can donate by:


Texting FLORALFRIDAY to 70085 to donate £5 or by

Texting FLORALFRIDAYTEN to 70085 to donate £10


Speaking about #floralfriday, Director of Fundraising and Communications, Linda Petrons said;  “I would like to say a huge thank you on behalf of us all at Greenfingers Charity to all those amazing industry friends and many others who, despite these very difficult times, quickly rallied round and supported our first #floralfriday.  We’re looking forward to doing it all over again on Good Friday and in the weeks and months ahead.”


You can also raise money for Greenfingers while you are shopping from home using Amazon.  Simply change your Amazon setting to use instead of the normal Amazon and a small percentage of your spend goes to your chosen charity, which could be Greenfingers.  The prices of products are just the same as on the normal amazon so it’s a great way of raising money for your favourite charity just by shopping on-line.  Search for and away you go.




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