Garden centre set to dig deep for charity

David Abbott at Mayfield Garden Centre in Kelso.
David Abbott at Mayfield Garden Centre in Kelso.
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Green-fingered garden centre staff will kick-start a fundraising campaign with a 24-hour long plant-athon this week.

Mayfield Garden Centre, in Kelso, are prepared to work all night planting up as many display pots as possible for their customers to buy in aid of Greenfingers charity.

Starting at 7am on Friday morning, operations manager David Abbott, with the help of his staff, will plant throughout the day and the night, finishing on Saturday morning.

The containers planted will then be sold at the garden centre, with all money going to the charity which supports children spending time in hospices across the UK.

As well as the plantathon challenge, the garden centre will be raising money in the restaurant.

Greenfingers creates inspiring, well-designed outdoor spaces for children to enjoy with family, friends and carers, through play and fun, or therapeutic rest and relaxation.

The charity has created 49 gardens in children’s hospices around the country to date but still has a waiting list of hospices that need their help.