Flower power still in bloom for North Shields company

Scheme organiser Liz Reid.
Scheme organiser Liz Reid.
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North Shields firm Wade Financial is showing its flower power again by backing the National Gardens Scheme in the north east for the third year running.

The scheme has been opening gardens to the public in aid of worthy causes since 1927, raising more than £45m for charities including Marie Curie Cancer Care, Macmillan Cancer Support and Hospice UK.

The Howard Street financial planning company became primary sponsor for the scheme in the region in 2014, and bosses there are delighted by its continued success since then.

“We’re all thrilled to see just how much the scheme is continuing to grow in the north east, ” said the firm’s managing director, Steve Conway.

“That is, in no small part, down to hard-working volunteers and generous garden owners.

“In the past few years, the north east branch of the scheme has raised tens of thousands of pounds for some of our favourite charities.

“We’re delighted to be furthering our already-strong relationship with the scheme and hope it continues to prove valuable for garden visitors and beneficiaries alike.”

Liz Reid, assistant county organiser for the scheme, added: “The backing from Wade Financial over the past two years has been magnificent, with its presence and support at garden openings greatly appreciated.

“Naturally, we’re delighted to be working with it for a third successive year

“2015 was another successful year for us in the north east, and we’re hoping to make further progress and raise more for our charities in 2016.

“Having reputable regional businesses committed to our cause certainly helps.”

For further details, go to www.ngs.org.uk