Green-tech, the leading supplier of landscaping materials across the UK has announced its intention to make Henshaws its charity of choice for 2021.
Green-tech is based just outside of Boroughbridge on the Rabbit Hill Business Park, off the A168.They are the leading supplier of tree planting materials throughout the UK.
Each year staff members take it in turn to choose a charity of their choice for the company to support and Henshaws has been selected for 2021.
Starbeck and Knaresborough based Henshaws works with children and adults living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities. The charity aims to empower them to take steps to change their lives for the better.
Gemma Young, Henshaws Yorkshire fundraising manager comments; “Henshaws supports people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities. Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on all of us. We continue to take extraordinary measures to ensure everyone gets the support they need right now. The pandemic means the ability to raise funds has been hugely affected, with so many of our usual fundraising events cancelled, and the charity urgently needs to replace this lost income and fund the unprecedented additional work needed to support our vulnerable service users. Donations from businesses and organisations is crucial, and Henshaws are incredibly grateful for Green-tech’s continuing kindness and support. The energy, enthusiasm and skill Green-tech bring to everything they do is inspiring, and – like all the amazing people at Henshaws - they constantly strive to go beyond expectations. #TeamGT have been instrumental in helping with the gardens at Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre over the last year, giving their time, expertise as well as donating beautiful blooms and items to help with accessibility, all with the environment close to heart. It’s a real a pleasure to work with such an inspirational team”.
The Green-tech team aims to raise over £1000 over the next 12 months through
various events and initiatives. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic affecting
the whole country for much of the year, the team is proud to have still raised £1041.70 for their outgoing charity York Teaching Hospital during 2020.
In addition to the staff efforts, Green-tech has donated numerous landscaping products for the Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre gardens. They also joined forces with 20 other local businesses to celebrate Henshaws 21st birthday by each contributing £2,100 to support the Centre in Knaresborough.