Who’d have thought the grubby gardeners could come so far in such a short space of time?

From gruesome obstacle courses to cheeky photo shoots, we’ve done a lot over the last year! Our fund-raising antics have landed us on daytime TV (yes, in the buff!) and even led to us releasing our own calendar, sold nationwide!


Cheeky Perry


Raising cash running into the thousands for The Royal Gardener’s Benevolent Society, also known as Perennial. We have added a touch of cheekiness to our fund-raising too, it’s so much more than just the rattle of a money tin! We are prepared to challenge ourselves physically, and also push ourselves out of our comfort zones…!

The Grubby Gardeners isn’t an elite, anyone can ‘join’ or ‘leave’ at any time. The ever-changing line up allows us to bring new skills and personalities to the group, and also means we don’t exhaust our personal fund-raising avenues!

So, what’s next for the Grubby Gardeners?

In April, we will be getting hugely muddy again, as we tackle one of the UK’s toughest obstacle courses, the Dirty Dozen! 20 obstacles over 12 kilometres, this is more than just a fun run! We take training seriously, and approach the day with gusto! Throughout the fearful course, we stick together as a team, pulling each other up and over obstacles, through awkward ravines, as we slip and slide on the mud, even having to dunk ourselves under muddy water, and generally push our bodies almost to the limit. The beer at the end is always welcomed!


The team_rsz

Why not visit our JustGiving page to see who’s in the team for 2015, and then you can choose who you’d like to support. Click here! (Or, if you’re feeling fit, join the race team….??)

Furthermore, to celebrate this year’s World Naked Gardening Day, a selection of the Grubby Gardeners will be taking on the ultimate skydive..

Now imagine standing at the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at 10,000 feet – the noise of the engines and the wind ringing in your ears with only the outline of distant fields below. Now imagine leaning forward out of that doorway and letting go – falling forward into the clouds, diving down through the air as you start freefalling at over 120mph! But, you’ll do this in a morph suit, appearing naked to the … err.. naked eye..!


A NAKED skydive, they said it wasn’t possible, but we can achieve anything…! This ‘Tandem Skydive’ means we are each harnessed to a professional parachute instructor at all times throughout the descent. This is literally the chance of a lifetime!

If you’d like to show your support for this life-changing event, please click on our JustGiving page here!

So, that’s just the start of the Grubby Gardeners’ SUMMER OF FUN. Follow our fun here.

Please support, or if you’ve got any fund-raising ideas yourselves, then please let us know!

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