Marshalls, the UKs leading hard landscaping manufacturer, has chosen Thrive as its official Charity of the Year for 2011.
The Thrive charity, which helps people with disabilities harness the benefits of gardening, will work with Marshalls to raise much needed funds to enable disadvantaged individuals to truly enjoy their gardening experience.
Marshalls, who until recently sponsored the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show, has supported and encouraged children and adults to become more involved with gardening in both schools and homes for many years, so it was a perfect fit to support the Thrive charity.
Neil Davidson, Marshalls CSR Manager, said: “After reading about the tremendous work that Thrive has undertaken, Marshalls is delighted to be involved in helping to raise money and make a real difference to peoples’ lives through this worthwhile charity.”
Marshalls plan to fundraise throughout the year for Thrive and each manufacturing site will encourage employees to raise money for the charity throughout the year. One of the ways Marshalls is already helping Thrive is by providing the top prize in the 2011 raffle. This is a beautiful 6x6 Alton Octagonal glasshouse worth over £2,500.
Thrive Chief Executive Nicci Carruthers, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen as the first ever Charity of the Year by such a prestigious and progressive company.
“In these challenging financial times Thrive remains extremely grateful to individuals and companies who choose to donate to our charity which means we can directly help more disabled people in the UK harness the therapeutic benefits of gardening.”