Belmayne launches charity sunflower competition

Belmayne partner, Ben Smalley.

Dronfield-based financial planners, Belmayne, are sowing the seeds of a new charity fundraiser, by inviting local children’s nurseries to join their Summer of Sunflowers.

The independent firm’s Belmayne Foundation is organising a sunflower growing competition, which will raise money through corporate sponsorship for its two chosen charities.

Belmayne is equipping participating nurseries from across the area with seeds, biodegradable plant pots and peat-free compost to enable them to grow sunflowers with their children. They can then submit photos and measurements of their tallest specimens to be in with a chance of winning a visit from a children’s entertainer and/or gardening equipment. The firm is asking local businesses to support the nurseries’ efforts with a minimum donation of £100.

All money raised through the initiative will be shared equally between the two charities supported by the Belmayne Foundation this year. They are, Chesterfield’s Fairplay, which works to improve the lives of children and young people with disabilities and the Just Good Friends Club, who organise social activities to boost the confidence of adults with learning disabilities.

Ben Smalley, Belmayne partner and foundation trustee, said: “We wanted to involve the local community in our fundraising this year and reaching out to nurseries seemed like the perfect place to start. We hope that the children enjoy watching the sunflowers grow through the summer and are excited to compete for the prizes we have lined up. With the help of our corporate partners, we hope to make this a fun and engaging way to raise much needed funds for our two chosen charities.”

Any nurseries or local businesses wishing to be involved in Belmayne’s Summer of Sunflowers can do so by contacting Ben Smalley by email:

Since its launch in 2019, the Belmayne Foundation has donated more than £33,000 to registered charities that support health and wellbeing and provide relief to those in need.

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