Ambassadors


David Domoney
Celebrity TV gardener and Chartered Horticulturist David Domoney is Thrive's first gardening Ambassador. David is very proud to support Thrive in a variety of ways and says gardening helps cultivate hope and wellbeing. 

Read more about David here.
 
Mark Lane
Kent-based garden designer Mark Lane is the UK's first BBC TV gardening presenter in a wheelchair. Mark is passionate about good garden design that suits everyone and wants to show what disabled people are capable of. Like Thrive, he looks at the 'ability' in disability. 

Learn more about Mark here.
 
Annabelle Padwick 
Annabelle is the founder of Life at No. 27, a successful freelance writer, blogger, vlogger, speaker and radio personality who uses her fresh approach to promote the magic of gardening and Grow Your Own by sharing her own personal story.

Discover Annabelle's story here.
 
Carly Field
Carly came to Thrive’s regional centre at Beech Hill, Reading, after finishing her college course in 2009. She is passionate about gardening and is a real advocate for the therapeutic benefits it brings.

Find out more about Carly here.
 
Katy Perceval
Katy joined Thrive's Battersea Park centre as a Garden Support Volunteer in July 2017. She now spends one day a week in the Herb Garden, working as part of a wonderful team of adults with physical disabilities and learning disabilities, along with other volunteers. 

Read more about Katy here.
 
Hilary Manisty
Hilary applied to be a volunteer with Thrive soon after she retired. She had learnt of the charity after visiting the Thrive Battersea site around 2008 and had kept it in her mind for about ten years until she was able to commit the time and offer her help.

Discover more about Hilary here.
 
Malcolm Payne
A friend was already volunteering for Thrive in King’s Heath Park, Birmingham, a park Malcolm knew well both from his childhood and from its TV gardening programmes. He hadn’t heard about Thrive before this so decided to make contact with a view to doing some gardening.  And so his Thrive journey began. 

Read more about Malcolm here.