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May 4 2021

our spring raffle raises over £20,000!

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that the very first Horatio’s Garden Spring Raffle has raised over £20,000 for the charity!

 

Many of you who bought tickets will know that yesterday marked the closing of our inaugural online raffle, whilst today’s draw marked the culmination of over a month’s worth of eager anticipation and excitement around the event. 

Since we launched on Monday 29th March, your enthusiasm for the Spring Raffle has been palpable and we’re truly delighted to know each of our 60 incredible prizes will soon be safely settled into a loving new home. 

We were immensely fortunate to be supported by a host of leading companies throughout the event, many of whom not only donated brilliant prizes, but who also raised awareness of the raffle and of the charity as a whole on social media and beyond. 

It was a privilege to encounter so many organisations who were willing to offer a helping hand, whilst the impressive prize list was also a testament to all the hard work of our remarkable volunteer, Caroline Loup. As well as building relationships with and gathering prizes from all the companies involved, Caroline was a constant source of help and encouragement to our Events & Communications team and most certainly made the event a resounding success. 

Alongside our immense appreciation for all Caroline’s efforts, a special thank you goes to each and every one of you who bought a ticket. Together with all the prize givers who generously supported the event and of course Caroline too, you’ve raised an astounding amount of money that will make a phenomenal difference to many people’s lives across the UK. 

We are so grateful to all of you for continuing to do whatever you can to aid us in our mission to create and nurture beautiful gardens in NHS hospitals for everyone affected by spinal injury and congratulations to all our Spring Raffle winners; we hope you love your prizes and that they’ve brought your Bank Holiday weekend to the perfect end! 

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Thank you to the following companies for donating prizes to the Horatio’s Garden Spring Raffle: 

AgriframesAmelfiBeepalace; Black Mountains Smokery; Bud to Seed; Burgon & Ball; Cambrook Nuts; Capital Garden Products; Carrier Company; Cassandra Goad; Chic Teak; Cobra Beer; Conde Nast; Cowshed; David Harber; Daylesford; de Jager; DukeshillElanthy; Fallen Fruits; Gardens Illustrated; Gaze Burvill; Genus; Gold Leaf Gardening Gloves; Grasshoppers Hotel; Green&Blue; Haddonstone; Harrod Horticultural; Haxnicks; HOTBIN Composting; Hozelock; Ilex Studio; Indian Ocean; Kadai; Laithwaite’s Wine; Leander; Loungers; Manuka Direct; Mind, Body & Soil; Muntons; NiwakiNutscene; Olivia von Halle; Oxford Planters; Peter Nyssen; Sarah Raven; Spear & Jackson; Sustainabox; The Cheese Collective; The English Garden; The Newt; Thomas Smith; Tregothnan; Wildlife World; Wyken. 

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