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River Island’s Greenfingers campaign

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Greenfingers charity Patron Jim Carter (Downton Abbey’s Mr Carson) at the Give a Gnome a Home launch

Give a Gnome a Home fundraiser

This Christmas, River Island is supporting Greenfingers, the national charity dedicated to creating beautiful, outdoor spaces for children who spend time in hospices across the UK.

River Island launched the Give A Gnome A Home (#RIgiveagnomeahome) campaign last week with 800 exclusive gnomes appearing in store windows and displays in 68 flagship outlets.

The gnomes are for sale now (until December 23) for £40, with proceeds going to Greenfingers. Northern stores involved include Newcastle, the MetroCentre, Greenfingers logoLeeds Trinity, Leeds White Rose, Stockton Teeside Park and Sunderland.

Greenfingers gardens provide a place of sanctuary for many families. To date, Greenfingers has created 51 inspiring gardens around the country and has a further waiting list of hospices that need their help.

Greenfingers charity Patron Jim Carter (Downton Abbey’s Mr Carson), helped launch the Give a Gnome a Home Campaign.

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Two of the limited edition gnomes on offer from River Island

Greenfingers head of fundraising and communications Linda Petrons said: “We are thrilled to thank River Island for choosing to support the work we do building recreational and therapeutic gardens in the grounds of children’s hospices at Christmas time.

“By raising the profile of our work as well as vital funds through the Give a Gnome a Home campaign, River Island will help us bring the precious gift of a Greenfingers garden to more children and their families.”

You can also win one of the gnomes – visit River Island’s Facebook page for more details. For more information on Greenfingers, visit www.greenfingerscharity.org.uk.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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