Corporate supporters

Thrive is delighted to have support from a variety of companies as we look for more imaginative ways to raise funds and build relationships with businesses in order to help even more disabled people.

Berkeley Homes

What started as a corporate volunteering day has blossomed into a powerful working relationship with Berkeley Homes. They have been instrumental in providing work experience and some paid work for our gardeners which has helped them train them for Level 2 Work-based Horticulture qualifications.

Berkeley's give their time generously and have donated money and specialist equipment to develop part of the Herb Garden and paid for our new sales kiosk in the main garden in Battersea.

Committed to getting all their workforce involved, they often hold fundraising events, garden with us in Battersea Park and buy desk plants from us.
 

Forest Garden

We are in our fourth year of working with Forest Garden having been involved in the development of their Accessible Gardening range, which includes raised beds and planters purpose designed for those who need to kneel, sit, stand or use a wheelchair to garden.

The range enables everyone to enjoy all the benefits of growing their own flowers, fruit and vegetables.

 

Jo Malone Limited

The Old English Garden at Battersea Park and the disabled people who work in it receive the inspiring support of Jo Malone Limited.
In 2012 the Old English Garden in Battersea Park was transformed into a vision of beauty, colour and fragrance, thanks to a flourishing project between Thrive, Jo Malone Limited and award-winning garden designer Sarah Price.

The brand wanted to support an urban regeneration project that would improve green spaces in urban areas and give people the chance to engage in their communities, foster social inclusion, promote physical and mental well being and develop gardening skills as a pathway to work and self sufficiency.
Support from Jo Malone Limited allows us to deliver our successful Working it Out programme.

 

 

Boursin

Boursin, the delicious French cheese, is supporting a project which has seen the renovation of parts of The Herb Garden in Battersea Park, London, providing work-skills training for people who are severely disadvantaged in the employment market, currently unable to sustain independent employment but capable of contributing and developing in a supported environment. The project, which focuses on culinary, medicinal and therapeutic herbs and spices, is a brilliant brand fit with Boursin, the first French cheese with herbs, and will bring a long-lasting  benefit to Battersea. Click here to read about the launch. And watch a YouTube film about the launch.