Wear your wellies day

Show your support for Thrive this September by giving it some welly! Last year saw an array of people – from school children to a Strictly star – wear their wellies with pride to boost Thrive’s funds. 

Thrive Wellies 2018 (low res) from ThriveCharity on Vimeo.

The idea is simple – slip on your wellies instead of your usual footwear on Wednesday 19th September and donate to Thrive. Anyone can take part, businesses, schools, colleges, basically anyone who has a pair of wellies! 

It’s a bit of fun, raising much-needed funds for Thrive to enable our horticultural therapists to help more people use plants and gardens to improve their physical and mental health, learn practical skills and increase their independence.

Thrive has a Wear your Wellies JustGiving campaign page where you can make your donation or give via text quoting BOOT18 to 70070 and the amount you want to give - for example BOOT18£5.

Simone Thompson, Fundraising Officer at Thrive, said: "At last
year’s launch we were blown
 away by the colourful display of wellies worn in support of Thrive. On the day we had schools, organisations and people up and down the country putting their best welly forward. There were even some celebrity wellies supporting Thrive, courtesy of the lovely Debbie McGee and television gardener David Domoney. 

"This year we’d love to see even more people having fun by dusting down their wellies to show their support. Make sure you upload your welly boot pictures on social media use #wearyourwellies and show the world your wonderful wellingtons.

"So please, this September 19th – give it some welly for Thrive!"

Email fundraising@thrive.org.uk for more information.

To join in the fun, on 19th September:

- wear your wellies
- take a photo #wearyourwellies
- upload to Social Media (please tag us!)
- make a donation (or text BOOT18 plus amount to 70070
- download the WYW poster or WYW flyer to spread the word about giving it some welly!