January 22, 2018

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

2018 Party for Perennial tickets now on sale

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Tickets are on sale for the annual Party for Perennial, which will take place on Thursday 18 January 2018. The event is an established fixture of the calendar for the horticulture trade, providing a great opportunity to come together for networking, fun and fundraising.

The party will kick off Perennial’s HortAid 2018 fundraising campaign and includes a raffle with great prizes to be won. This year tickets will cost just £25, including a glass of bubbly on arrival, and the venue will be the Flamingo Room in London’s West End. The revised format will be more informal than before, with plenty of opportunity for catching up with friends, as well as delicious food and live music until late.

Anita Bates, Perennial’s Director of Marketing and Development comments: “Those who have attended before know what a great night the Party for Perennial is. Not only is it a chance to get together during a slower time in the horticultural season, but it is also an important event for Perennial in terms of fundraising. Tickets are now available so put the date in your diary and join us.”

The 2017 Party back in January raised over £32,000 kick-starting the year’s fundraising. All money raised through ticket sales and the raffle will help support all UK horticulturists and their families, who come to Perennial for help.  As the only charity that helps individuals working in and retired from all sectors of the horticulture industry, Perennial if a lifeline for people that have nowhere else to turn.

Fundraising that makes a difference 

Perennial helps people like George who had been forced to retire early from his gardening career due to ill health. He and his wife, who had a progressive degenerative disease, were living on welfare benefits and their debts were mounting. They approached Perennial for help with purchasing a mobility vehicle, as she was unable to leave the house. The Perennial Caseworker helped them apply for benefits they were entitled to, as well as awarding them an on-going weekly benefit payment directly from the charity.

Sadly George’s wife passed away in January 2015, but Perennial was there to help him help sort out his finances. When he received a notice from the authorities demanding he repay some benefit that had been overpaid, he was terribly distressed as he was intending to spend his small amount of savings on a headstone for his wife’s grave. The Caseworker appealed against the decision and eventually won.

George is now able to manage on his income and put a small amount of money aside each week. He is teaching horticulture on a voluntary basis at his local community centre. He is aware of Perennial’s lasting support and he has finally purchased the headstone for his wife’s grave that meant so much.

Party for Perennial 2018

Ticket price: £25

For more information and to book tickets visit: http://perennial.org.uk/events/party-for-perennial-2018/

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