Stories are at the heart of every business Let us tell the world yours

JAMtastic Result For Local Care Home

by Ainsley Piggott

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Jenny Gardner from Blackwood

A Regional Manager at a leading housing and care provider has smashed her target of raising £600 to replace a local care home’s beloved greenhouse after it was destroyed last year.

Jenny Gardner, who works for Blackwood, raised a staggering £1,000 for Broom Court Care Home in Stirling by selling jars of jam – the ingredients for which she hand-foraged herself.

The money raised will allow the care home to rebuild a fully accessible greenhouse with plants and space for vegetables to grow, after the previous one was damaged beyond repair by gale force winds last year.

The Broom Court tenants took great pride in completing their previous greenhouse duties and are already excited at the prospect of once again being able to experience the daily enjoyment and sense of achievement that the work brings.

Jenny told of how she took it upon herself to act when she heard about the storm damage as she knew how much the greenhouse has meant to the tenants.

Jenny said: “The greenhouse was such a fantastic addition to Broom Court as it kept the tenants busy and allowed them to grow their own nutritious vegetables.

“When it was destroyed and I saw how devastated everyone was, I knew I wanted to raise money to fund a new one, and what better way than by selling delicious homemade jam. After all, who doesn’t like jam!

The jam proved an instant hit and went down a treat with Blackwood employees across the regions, with blackcurrant, rhubarb and strawberry flavours proving the most popular, with more than 350 jars sold in just a few months.

The ingredients used to produce the preserves were mainly hand-foraged in the countryside by Jenny, or donated by her local Freecycle Network which she then mixed together for the final result.

Jenny added: “I didn’t expect the jam to get as much attention as it did but people absolutely loved it and now, thanks to everyone who bought a jar, I have managed to go above and beyond for the tenants at Broom House Court.”


 

Could you use coverage like this?

To find out how we can achieve results like this for you call us on 0131 561 2244 or fill in the contact

form below and we will get back to you.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

Ainsley Piggott of Scottish public relations agency, Holyrood PR in Edinburgh

Private: Ainsley Piggott

Ainsley Piggott joined award winning Holyrood PR in Scotland with three years industry knowledge behind her having previously worked on well known consumer PR accounts such as Asda, Greggs and DFS

View Private:'s Profile

Related Posts

So how can we help?

Meet the team

Meet the team

Our people

Meet the people who make Holyrood PR what it is, and get an insight into what makes them tick

Benefit from business video

Benefit from business video

Action!

Find out how affordable video can bring a host of benefits to your business.

If you have any comments or questions, please contact us.

GET ON THE PRIORITY LIST

Keep ahead of your oppositions by getting the free tips, insights and secrets we share for businesses. Straight to your inbox, every month.
Email address
First Name
Last Name