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Updated on Aug 30th 2012 at 1:47 PM from the JustGiving API

Thank you to everyone who's donated so dar

Updated on Jul 20th 2012 at 1:09 PM from the JustGiving API

11% reached now:) thanks everyone who's donated so far #mowerthon

A message from Phil Voice, the founder of the Landscape Juice Network (LJN)

LJN is an open association of landscape and horticulture (and allied) industries.

LJN helps its members navigate through business using a combination of peer review, help and advice as well as pointing its members to important information and resources.

I will be driving an Etesia H124 professional ride-on mower from Bergerac in south west France up to John O’Groats in Scotland - approximately 2,000km / 1,250m. 

The first question that springs to mind is why?  Apart from the challenge, I have taken on this mowerthon to raise money for professional horticulturalists who may have, for whatever reason, fallen on hard times.

I have chosen Perennial because it is the charity that is most aligned with what LJN tries to achive. I hope our collective efforts can raise money, as well as the charity's profile, so that they may extend theeir help, advice and support to many others, especially in these extremely testing times.

Perennial (Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society) - the trade charity which provides free, confidential advice and support to everyone working in, or retired from working in, horticulture, such as gardeners, soft landscapers, plant propagators and nursery men and women. 

Sponsors already include Etesia and Fusion Media, but more are being sought.

Websites:

Landscape Juice Network

Perennial

Etesia

Fusion Media

Updates 1

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to the Mowerthon

16/11/12 08:20

Raising money for

Perennial - Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Society

Perennial - Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Society

Charity Registration No. 1155156 & SC040180

Perennial - Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Society is the UK's only charity dedicated to helping horticulturists in need. Its nationwide team of caseworkers provides advice to those who are working in, or retired from the industry, helping them to overcome problems related to ill-health or disability, low income, poor housing or running a small business. It also provides retirement homes and regular grants.

Donations 203

 

Well done Phil ! I reckon the grass has all grown back by now..... sharpen those blades and get back on it! :)

Donation by Jeff Bradley on 25/11/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

 

Great stuff Phil; you're a better man than I am ;-}

Donation by marie shallcross on 06/11/12

 

Hi, i'm fairly new to LJN, but i think it's great, keep up the good work!

Donation by philip orme on 29/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by darren Harwood on 28/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

 

Well done Phil. keep up all the good work you do and i hope you reach your target

Donation by David Grimes on 22/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

 

Well done Phil. Best of luck in reaching your target.

Donation by Colin Bell on 21/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

 

Donation by Jason Bright on 21/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

 

We met Phil in the village of Langwathby Tom Robert and Ron

Donation by Tom - Langwathby on 19/10/12

£7.50

 

From Chris Marshalls Register member who you met in pub in Brighouse

Donation by Chris Marshalls Register Member on 19/10/12

£5.00

 

well done Phil

Donation by Roy Parker on 19/10/12

 

I love my coffee but have cut back my intake over the last 2 weeks and this is the savings Sorry but I must now get back on the wagon.

Donation by Graeme Mann on 18/10/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

 

Well done Phil....I had meant to donate as you got to John O'Groats but the best laid plans......

Donation by Matt Haddon on 17/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

 

Sorry its taken so long to donate Phil, Glad to be part of your journey and to help in the industry I now belong too

Donation by Marc Woodward on 16/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

 

Donation by Steve Lowe on 16/10/12

£35.00

+ £8.75 Gift Aid

 

Well Done Phil! I hope that the wind was behind you on the way!

Donation by Drakes Renewables on 16/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

 

Well done that man! Your website helps me all the time and congratulations on the mowerthon!

Donation by Miche Berry on 15/10/12

 

Donation by Anonymous on 15/10/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

 

Congratulations Phil, you've done it! Thanks for your great website we really appreciate your hard work for making this happen.

Donation by Roy Bretton on 15/10/12

 

Well done that man

Donation by Philip Cumberland on 15/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

 

Here's a little bit to help you towards your target Martin (Lawn lover on the landscape juice network site) Well done

Donation by Martin Wilkinson on 15/10/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

 

Fantastic job, Phil

Donation by paul mcnulty on 15/10/12

 

Well done Phil, you've got all my respect.

Donation by Alex Evans on 15/10/12

 

Donation by Anonymous on 15/10/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

 

Donation by Anonymous on 15/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

 

In thanks & recognition of Phil's fantastic acheivement and as a thank you to my team who work so hard helping people thru tough times x

Donation by Lindsey Churchill on 15/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£5,351.50
  • Offline donations£857.00
  • Text donations£55.00
  • Total raised£6,263.50
  • Gift Aid£1,057.88

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