MS Society celebrates blooming marvelous partnership with the National Gardens Scheme
To celebrate, our ambassador Stuart Nixon and his wife joined representatives from the NGS at a launch event in the Royal Festival Hall in London this week. They heard about the NGS's plans for 2016 and got to meet new their Chair, baking queen Mary Berry CBE.
Garden of opportunity
The NGS welcomes an additional ‘guest’ charity every few years, recommended by their volunteers, to benefit from the £2.5 million they donate annually to their permanent beneficiary charities.
This new partnership could see us receive in the region of £200,000 across two years.
Michelle Mitchell, our CEO, said: “We are delighted the NGS has chosen us as their second-ever Guest Charity. Partnerships like these are crucial in helping us support people affected by MS to live full and rewarding lives.
“We heard people with MS benefit from the therapeutic effects of gardening, and we’re sure our supporters will take great joy in visiting some of the thousands of inspiring gardens opened every year.”
The seeds of giving
The NGS opens more than 3,800 gardens across England and Wales each year to raise funds for charity. Visitors pay to attend open gardens, and the money collected is donated to nursing and caring charities across the UK.