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Usually, I wouldn't even run for a bus, so something strange must have happened to me when I decided that I was going to take part in a 10K run. It is highly unlikely that I would bother doing this if it wasn't for a good cause, so to give myself some much needed motivation to go the distance, I am going to raise funds for Perennial -The Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society.
Perennial offers free, confidential advice and support to everyone working in or retired from horticulture and their families, including gardeners, landscapers, nursery and garden centre staff, parks and grounds care staff and tree surgeons. People turn to Perennial for financial and emotional help in times of need because of disability, sickness, poverty, financial hardship and old age – although increasingly younger people are seeking their assistance. Many individuals describe the services Perennial offers as a 'lifeline'. The work of Perennial depends entirely on voluntary donations from the horticultural industry and the garden-loving public.
• £50 will pay for a care alarm to be installed for an elderly or disabled client
• £25 pays for a new school uniform for the child of someone struggling to make ends meet.
• £10 a month could help us pay for bunk beds for children currently sleeping on the floor or helps a Caseworker visit a client at home to assess their needs.
• £5 a month could help pay for hospital travel costs for a client or allow us to purchase a computer screen magnifier for a client with sight loss.
I hope that you will be able to donate something however small to help gardeners, just like myself, but who have been less fortunate, and are now struggling to get by, as I struggle to get round all 10K!
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