Having a garden in which to enjoy precious family time is important, especially for families with small children. Gavin and Anna Brown, owners of LazyLawn Scotland, have twin boys, Josh and Logan, who regularly enjoy their outdoor space at home thanks to their artificial grass lawn.
The boys are thriving now, but their journey into the world was a daunting and worrying time, as their parents recall only too clearly. Thankfully, they had the support of the Foetal Unit at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital whose funding relies heavily on charitable donations through Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.
To say thank you to the hospital, the Browns launched a commercial fundraiser fuelled by their artificial grass business, LazyLawn Scotland. Generated from a contribution from two months of installations in 2020, the team raised £3,300 and donated the cheque to the charity in March 2021.
Gavin Brown explains, “we just wanted to say thank you in the best way we could for everything the Foetal Unit, the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, and the NHS did – and continue to do for others – in supporting Anna, myself, and the boys in the most difficult of periods before they came into the world. Every word and gesture of support we received in those nerve-wracking times gave us confidence and strength – and just look at the boys now!”
Anna Brown praised the support they received: “we’re all forever grateful to the Foetal Unit and delighted we could support the charity directly with much-needed funds”.
Contributing to the £1.9 million fund total raised in 2021, Charity Chief Executive of Glasgow Children’s Hospital, Kirsten Watson said: “with the resolute backing of our supporters [like LazyLawn] we will continue to make a life-changing difference to the children, families, and NHS staff we are so privileged to serve”.
A year on from the fundraiser, the Brown family has been out enjoying the beautiful green play area at LazyLawn Scotland’s offices and show garden in Penicuik, which features Wonder Yarn artificial grass, LazyResin pathways, and Millboard decking. To learn more about LazyLawn Scotland, call the team on 0131 235 2561 or email [email protected].