Over the last two years, Perrywood Tiptree and Perrywood Sudbury have raised a grand total of £45,000 for local charities, schools and community projects.
Every two years, Perrywood choose local charities or community groups to support. In 2021/2, £35,000 was raised for Abberton Rural Training, Together We Grow, Colchester Hospital, ActivLives and Greenfingers. Fundraising activities by the Perrywood team and customers included an afternoon tea party, charity quizzes, prize draws and team Christmas jumper days, and tours and talks to gardening and community groups.
The Tiptree Coffee Shop & Restaurant team donated their tips to the Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity. Thanks to the generous tips from customers, they raised £9,720, which went towards equipment at Colchester Hospital.
An additional £10,000 was gifted in plant donations, gardening equipment and raffle prizes to other local charities, schools and community projects during 2022.
Hannah Powell, Communications and HR Director at Perrywood, comments: “The last couple of years have been challenging for charities, so to raise this much money for them whilst households have been understandably tightening their belts has been amazing. We would like to say a huge thank you to all our customers and our team for their ongoing support. It’s only with their help and enthusiasm that this terrific amount has been possible.
“In 2023/24, we will continue to support Abberton Rural Training to deliver land-based courses to different groups, including those who are disadvantaged, vulnerable and isolated and Greenfingers who build beautiful gardens for children’s hospices.
“We also look forward to working with two new charities. Hope for Tomorrow provides mobile cancer care clinics across Essex and Suffolk. The Red Rose Community Farm at Sudbury deliver befriending schemes and support for adults with learning disabilities and need help as they transition to their new site in Lindsey near Sudbury.”