Gordon Humphreys has been selling plants at the bottom of his drive for the past couple of months to support Lancashire NHS charities.
The avid gardener wanted to turn his hobby into a way of raising money. He is passionate about supporting his local NHS so is raising funds for staff at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The charity is dedicated to making a difference to the thousands of patients treated hospitals every year.
They have made it their mission to help fund the items at their hospitals which are over and above what the NHS can provide.
They do this by raising vital funds to ensure the hospitals are equipped with the very latest in technology, enabling vital research and making the hospitals a little more comfortable for patients and their families.
He is also raising money for the Blue Skies Hospital Fund, a charity that supports Blackpool Teaching Hospitals in delivering the best in patient care and medical research for the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre area.
Gordon has been an avid gardener for many years, he didn’t want surplus plants to go to waste when he could use them to raise money for a good cause:
“This is my hobby, my past-time, the enjoyment of seeing seeds germinate, developing into produce that we can pick and cook/eat, fresh on the same day. To be on the safe side, I always plant more than I need.
“However, this year rather than our usual surplus plants going to waste, we’ve decided to try and sell, as much of that as possible, to raise money for the local NHS charities in Preston and Blackpool.”
So far Gordon has raised nearly £50 and has set a target of £200. You can help him reach his goal by checking out what he is selling and donating to his fundraising page here.