Home and garden retailer Homebase introduced a bright and colourful trailing petunia mix to its garden centres across the UK in collaboration with Greenfingers

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-6-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leading home and garden retailer Homebase has introduced a bright and colourful trailing petunia mix to its garden centres across the UK in collaboration with Greenfingers– the small charity dedicated to creating inspiring gardens for children who spend time in hospices around the UK.

The new ‘Trailing Petunia Parade Mix’ has been specifically created for Greenfingers with each pack containing six plants, with contrasting shades of flame, rich lavender and yellow providing colourful summer display for baskets and containers. Each pack costs £7.50, with 50p from every Greenfingers promotional pack sold going directly to the charity.

Amy Whidburn, Head of Corporate Responsibility for Homebase comments: “We’re delighted to introduce these special trailing petunias in conjunction with Greenfingers. Not only are the packs great for offering vibrant colour in the garden, people across the country can enjoy them knowing their purchase has gone to help children in hospices around the UK.”

This is the first retail based collaboration between the two organisations, following the announcement earlier in the year that Homebase and Greenfingers have established an ongoing partnership. The three-year long partnership will see them joining forces on a number of joint initiatives.

Greenfingers is dedicated to supporting the children who spend time in hospices around the UK, along with their families, by creating inspiring gardens for them to relax in and enjoy. To date Greenfingers has created 45 inspiring gardens in children’s hospices around the country, and always has a list of further hospices needing their help.

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For further information please contact:

Greenfingers – Jane Wilson on 07899 895489 or email janewilson16@googlemail.com

Follow @Greenfingerscha

Homebase Press Office on 0845 120 4365 or email media.relations@homebase.co.uk

Follow @Homebase_PR.

Homebase is a leading home enhancement retailer with around 58 million transactions a year, selling around 38,000 products for the home and garden. It has 296 large, out-of-town stores throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland and a growing internet offering at www.homebase.co.uk. In the financial year to February 2015, Homebase sales were £1.5 billion and it employed some 17,000 people across the business.

Homebase is part of Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer.

www.homebase.co.uk

Greenfingers is a small national charity dedicated to creating magical gardens for children’s hospices around the UK.  The gardens are built to provide a space for relaxation for children with life limiting conditions, together with their families. The charity is dedicated to creating beautiful and inspiring outdoors spaces for children, both sick and well, to play and have fun.  Greenfingers has to date created 45 special gardens in hospices around the country, and has a further waiting list of hospices that need help.

www.greenfingerscharity.org.uk

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