Show your support for garden therapy charity Thrive this September by giving it some welly! Last year saw an array of people – from school children to a Strictly star – wear their wellies with pride to boost Thrive’s funds.
The idea is simple – slip on some wellies instead of usual footwear on Wednesday 19 September and donate to Thrive. Anyone can take part, businesses, schools, colleges, basically anyone who has a pair of wellies!
It’s a bit of fun, raising much-needed funds for Thrive to enable our horticultural therapists to help more people use plants and gardens to improve their physical and mental health, learn practical skills and increase their independence.
Thrive has a Wear your Wellies JustGiving campaign page where you can make your donation or give via text quoting BOOT18 to 70070 and the amount you want to give – for example BOOT18£5.
Simone Thompson, fundraising officer at Thrive, said: “At last year’s launch we were blown away by the colourful display of wellies worn in support of Thrive. On the day we had schools, organisations and people up and down the country putting their best welly forward. There were even some celebrity wellies supporting Thrive, courtesy of the lovely Debbie McGee and television gardener David Domoney.
“This year we’d love to see even more people having fun by dusting down their wellies to show their support. Make sure you upload your welly boot pictures on social media use #wearyourwellies and show the world your wonderful wellingtons.
“If you get in touch with us before the day we can promote your involvement on our social media channels and our website. We raised £1,500 last year and really hope to get even more this year.
“So please, this 19 September – give it some welly for Thrive!”