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Solus and Greenfingers 'turn old into gold'

Published: 20 April 2012
Garden, leisure and home décor wholesaler Solus has joined forces with the Greenfingers charity for its 2012 fundraiser - auctioning unwanted stock from horticultural businesses all over the UK.
Solus and Greenfingers 'turn old into gold'
The charity, which creates gardens in children's hospices, is now appeal to the garden industry for donations of surplus returned, ex-demo and end of line gardening stock for the auction. Solus Garden & Leisure Ltd has agreed to transport the products free of charge from companies nationwide to Bedford, where W&H Peacock Auctioneers and Valuers will carry out the auction.

Greenfingers director of marketing and fundraising Deborah Skillcorn said: "Turn old into gold is the perfect chance for companies to clear out their unwanted stock and also raise money for charity in the process. It is a win-win situation for everyone."

Solus md Nick Davies added: "We are delighted we could help Greenfingers with its new fundraiser for 2012. It is a great idea and we hope it raises lots of money for the charity."

The charity is appealing for anything garden-related, including barbecues, chainsaws, compost, greenhouses, hand tools, hedge trimmers and strimmers, patio furniture, plants, timber and water features.

Greenfingers' target fundraising amount from the initiative is £15,000. Any companies wishing to donate can email the charity at


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