Here at Corners Nursery we are always looking to support local charities, big and small. Our Charity Support Scheme is a great way to raise money for any charity at any local event.
The scheme lets organisers sell our plants at their event without having to pay until the event has finished. The stock is basically on sale-or-return.
It couldn’t be simpler to organise. And the profits are much better than if we simply donated a raffle prize!
All you need to do is give us a ring to book the date, we can do more than one event at a time, we just need to make sure we have enough stock! Then a day or so before the event you will need to come and select your plants – we will help you to choose and let you know what are the best sellers at the particular time of year.
As the plants are selected we record the number, name, wholesale price and retail price, and both parties keep a copy of this list. The difference in wholesale price and retail price is generally about 30%, though this can vary. The retail prices are what we sell them at, there is nothing stopping you from altering this when you sell them.
Once you have done the sale and raised as much money for your charity as possible then you need to bring the remainder of the plants left and settle the bill. We will only charge for any plants that are not returned, or are returned dead, but if you only have the plants in your possession for a couple of days or so, then it’s not very likely that you will have managed to kill any!
Once the wholesale price that was pre-arranged is paid the rest on the money you raised can go to the charity of your choice!
We always encourage people to take as many plants as they can fit on their stalls, because you do only have to pay for what you sell.
If you don’t take it, you won’t sell it!
Through the Scheme we have helped raise hundreds of pounds for local charities over the past two years. We are hoping to get the word out about the Scheme even more this year and get some new organisers involved.
In 2015 we were nominated and short listed for the Pride in Breckland, Business of the Year award, which we are very excited about! We are hoping that this will raise awareness of the scheme and encourage more people to try it out.
If you have any questions, or wish to book a date, then please call our nursery on 01362 869192