Bradford Garden Centre's charity drive continues with a festive initiative

A Bradford Garden Centre is continuing its fund-raising drive for Bradford Stories and the National Literacy Trust with an initiative that encourages children to write a letter. 

Tong Garden Centre's Christmas Letterbox Appeal encourages children to write their Christmas list and send it to Santa with a special stamp that is being sold to raise funds for the centre's charity of the year.

Of the initiative, Tong's Head of Marketing, Jo Dales said: "The special Santa stamps cost just £2 and you'll be making a difference by helping to improve literacy levels in Bradford as all of the proceeds will go to Bradford Stories, an initiative of the National Literacy Trust."


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“2020 looks good” – with plenty of new exhibitors at Ambiente

Things are looking good for Ambiente. From 7 to 11 February 2020 the world’s leading trade fair for consumer goods will be welcoming several well-known first-time exhibitors as well as companies that have had a break and are now back in prominent positions at Ambiente. The bandwidth ranges from major international brands such as Christofle, Normann Copenhagen, Swarovski and Puro to some exciting start-ups that will add extra vigour to the product line-up in Dining, Living and Giving. And so the motto of the season – “2020 looks good” – will also be the motto of Ambiente itself.
In Dining there will be a large number of new exhibitors adding glamour and variety to the dining table. In Hall 4.1, for example, the premium brand Christofle from Paris will be displaying its interpretation of contemporary dining culture. Innovations around coffee as a super trend will be showcased by the traditional German company Melitta at its Ambiente début in Hall 4.0. In the same hall Fiskars will be presenting the well-known Finnish design brand Iittala and its traditional British lifestyle brand Royal Doulton, inviting visitors to experience these classics in a totally new way.

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Greenfingers Charity to work with Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

Greenfingers Charity, the only UK charity that designs and builds gardens in children’s hospices, has designated much needed funds to extend and update the Remembrance Garden at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People in the East Midlands.
Rainbows Hospice provides vital care and support to families impacted by life-limiting conditions and offers end of life care, symptom management, short breaks and respite care, as well as psychological and bereavement support, outreach and sibling support.  Sadly, the number of bereaved families that Rainbows supports continues to grow, and as such the Remembrance Garden needs to expand in order to provide much needed ongoing support for newly bereaved families.
The hospice’s Remembrance Garden is a very special and unique place where a lifetime of memories can be held.  It also provides families with a place to reflect and connect with the memories of their children, and as such, demands the deepest care and respect. 

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