This Year's President's Charity


Greenfingers Charity

Greenfingers aims to provide all life-limited children, their families, and carers, within their hospice, emotional support through the power and pleasure of nature.

The charity creates beautiful, well-designed outdoor spaces for children to enjoy with their family, friends and siblings, whether through play and fun, or therapeutic rest and relaxation.

Greenfingers Charity is driven by the belief that time spent outdoors, away from the bedside, can offer children and families under considerable stress a vital opportunity to embrace the benefits of being in the fresh air and engaging with the natural environment.

The charity is committed to creating specially designed, stimulating garden spaces that can bring many benefits to children with life-limiting conditions. Whilst many people may take for granted the simple pleasure of being able to enjoy a garden, for these children, their siblings and their families, the chance to spend time together outdoors and away from the bedside is precious.

Greenfingers Charity has a waiting list of hospices across the nation that need their help now. As well as projects in Walsall, Kent, Shropshire, and Sheffield, they are currently working hard to bring a new garden to life at The Nook, which is part of East Anglia Children’s Hospices.

This new garden has been designed by Gold Medal-winning designer, Ann-Marie Powell and is currently being built by Stewart Landscapes. The charity hopes the garden will be officially opened in Spring 2024.

To donate to the President’s Charity, please email [email protected].

To find out more about the charity click on the logo below.



The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST)

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) funds the education of talented craftspeople through traditional college courses, apprenticeships or one-on-one training with masters. QEST was established to help support craftspeople of all ages and from all backgrounds, at a critical stage in their careers and thus sustain traditional British craftsmanship.

QEST was established in 1990 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Association and the 90th birthday of The Queen Mother.

In 2017 Sandringham Association sponsored an Apprentice Game Keeper, and a scholarship for a Cabinet Maker, both from the Sandringham Estate. 2020 has seen the Association sponsor Scholar Laura Winstone. Laura is a high school teacher who gained an MA in Children’s Book Illustration. She has been shortlisted for the V and A Illustration award and received a “Highly Recommended. She has also been shortlisted, one of only two from the UK, for the Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition in Shanghai.