The National Garden Scheme has been supporting Carers Trust since 1996, having donated over £3.9 million in that time to help the charity raise the profile of carers’ issues and enable them to further their reach and support even more unpaid carers. In 2018, the National Garden Scheme donated £400,000 to Carers Trust.
Carers Trust is the UK’s largest charity for anyone caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.The charity offers advice, information, respite care, and financial support to carers in their local communities, as well as through their policy and campaigning work. Last year Carers Trust reached more than 500,000 unpaid carers, including over 25,000 young carers.
Giles Meyer, Chief Executive of Carers Trust, said, “The National Garden Scheme is our longest standing donor and the support we have received to date has help so many unpaid carers across the UK, making a real and lasting difference to their lives. The National Garden Scheme not only is an incredible supporter of ours, but also it provides us with the opportunity to work together to promote the health benefits of gardening and spending time outside, something that our staff and beneficiaries alike can profit from.”