November 21st 2020
The National Garden Scheme (NGS) was originally set up in 1927 to support district nurses and today raises millions for nursing and health charities each year.
The NGS raises money by giving visitors unique access to over 3,500 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales, and raises impressive amounts of money through admissions, teas and cake.
The recently released 'impact report' 2020 - details the important work that NGS does. Below is a summary of 2020 donations (extracted from the report) which totalled £2,884,710.
- Macmillan Cancer Support £425,000
- Marie Curie £425,000
- Hospice UK £425,000
- Carers Trust £340,000
- The Queen’s Nursing Institute £370,000
- Parkinson’s UK £157,500
- Guest charity: Mind £80,000
- Horatio’s Garden £75,000
- Maggie’s £100,000
- Patchworking £20,000
- Greenfingers at St Oswald’s £15,000
- Well Halton £75,000
- ABF The Soldier’s Charity £80,000
- Perennial £85,000
- WRAGS £65,000
- National Botanic Garden of Wales £20,000
- Professional Gardeners’ Trust £20,000
- Garden Museum £10,000