Blue Diamond running for Phabkids

The Blue Diamond team ran in the Royal Parks Foundation London Half Marathon on 9th October to raise money for “Phabkids”.

Led by Blue Diamond’s Managing Director, Alan Roper, the team, which included Richard Hemans (Finance Director) and Jill Kerr (Group Buyer, pictured above with Phab’s Anne Joyce and Madeleine Fry), succeeded in their quest to complete the Royal Parks Foundation London Half Marathon, which took place on Sunday 9th October.

The team raised more than £1,500 for Phab and continues to support the charity by promoting sales of the rose ‘Phab Gold’.


Alan Roper (above, with Jill Kerr) said, “Staff at all 18 Blue Diamond Garden Centres, family and friends have been so supportive of our efforts and in sponsoring us. I am delighted to have completed the run without too many side effects and to have been able to raise money for ‘Phab Kids’.”

Blue Diamond (, the third largest garden centre group in the UK with 18 garden centres across the country, is continuing to help the charity to raise more money by promoting sales of the rose ‘Phab Gold’, which was named in support of the charity.

A percentage of the sales of the rose will go to the charity, when ordered direct from ‘Phab’. To order a ‘Phab Gold’ rose please contact ‘Phab’ on 020 8667 9443 or email

Please support the team’s efforts by sponsoring Alan, Richard and Jill at