The Feel Good Factor – Momentum Children’s Charity wins GOLD at Chelsea Flower Show 2015!

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The Feel Good Factor – Momentum Children’s Charity wins GOLD at Chelsea Flower Show 2015!

It always makes me feel so good when our clients do something outside of their commercial operations and give something back to our society in a positive and meaningful way. When our client, Chartridge Developments, asked me to assist them with some charity work they were doing I was over the moon. It reminded me that so often we are so busy trying to make money that we forget the altruistic element, and how important is is to give something back.

Chartridge Developments decided this year to sponsor the Momentum children’s charity with a dedicated Momentum Garden in the Great Pavilion at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015. The charity holds a very special place in the hearts of the directors and staff at Chartridge Developments.

Momentum Garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2015

The garden, designed by Chris and Lorraine Birchall of Tale Valley Nursery, featured a willow sculpture to depict a Momentum family and a willow owl in a tree, to represent Mo the charity’s mascot.

Momentum was thrilled to have Gold Medal Award winners Chris and Lorraine Birchall of Tale Valley Nursery in Devon and renowned willow sculptor Victoria Westaway offer to display their professional horticulture knowledge and design expertise to represent the journey taken by Momentum families.

This dedicated garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show was a unique opportunity to raise the profile of the charity while raising funds for the hundreds of sick children that it supports every year. Momentum receives no government funding so relies entirely on the support of the public and funds raised through its charity work. To find out more about the charity visit www.moment-um.org 

After a lot of hard work by all parties, the garden was finally completed, and what a work of art it was! Which is exactly what the judges of the Chelsea Flower Show thought as they gave it a GOLD AWARD in the Shade Tolerant Perennials Category – the garden was given a maximum marks of 120 out of 120.  They were also put up for best in show which means it was one of the 7 best displays in the pavilion!! In addition, the willow sculpture by Victoria Westaway (seen above) was auctioned at the end of the show and raised a winning bid of £5,000, with all proceeds going to support the charity’s families.

Momentum Garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Here is Bianca Effemey, Momentum Charity Director (centre) with Chris and Lorraine Birchall (Tale Valley Nursery) and their much deserved Gold Medal.

So not only did we all get the feel good factor (FGF) once, but twice!!! We congratulate all of those that contributed to this magnificent success, we are so proud to be associated with Chartridge Developments who helped to make this possible, and for BeSeen to have been able to make a small contribution.  We hope this goes along way to support all of the fantastic work done by Momentum!

I urge you all to find your own way to get the FGF – I HIGHLY recommend it!!

 

 

 

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