A thank you from St Wilfrid's Hospice

Lazy Susan make donation to Greenfingers

Outdoor wedding or garden party?

The latest gardening tech for 2019

A thank you from St Wilfrid’s Hospice

St Wilfrid's Hospice

You might of recently read our blog or social media posts regarding the Greenfingers charity? We’d received a letter of thanks for the furniture we donated to their Turn Old Into Gold auctions. Well, the Lazy Susan team and I were delighted to receive another letter thanking us for our generosity, this time it was from the Retail Director at St Wilfrid’s Hospice. Again, they were expressing their gratitude for the garden furniture we recently donated to them to sell on in their stores to raise some much needed funds.

Lazy Susan make donation to Greenfingers

We recently received a lovely letter from the Director of Fundraising and Communications at Greenfingers Charity, thanking Lazy Susan for our recent support. As well as donating money direct to a number of charities as part of Do Some Good campaign, we’ve also donated garden furniture to various national charities for them to sell in their stores close to Lazy Susan HQ. With Greenfingers, they wanted our garden furniture for their Turn Old Into Gold auctions, and we were more than happy to help. This is a charity doing some truly great things.

Outdoor wedding or garden party?

Lazy Susan Trade Garden Furniture Hire

We are primarily a retail business, an online retail business at that, and we sell our products directly to the end consumer. Those products, in our case garden furniture, were specifically designed for that target market. However, to meet the demands of our audience, that means we have to offer a desirable and good quality product. As a business we need to back all that up with excellent customer service. That is what we strive for. We don’t currently sell our products to any other wholesalers or distributors, all our products are currently sold directly from our warehouse to your home.

The latest gardening tech for 2019

Husqvarna Automower 450X

The country seems to have gone gardening tech crazy. We can’t get enough of it. And we also see this type of list all the time. Top ten gadgets for Christmas, or five must-have gardening tech gadgets for 2019. It seemed only right for the Lazy Susan team and I to compile a list of our current favourite garden gadgets. I may of mentioned it once or twice but I recently moved into a new house last year. New garden means that over the last month or so our attention has turned to getting it ready for the summer. And I like gadgets.

Lazy Susan and charity: water do some good

Maifen villagers using the newly constructed handpump

We could be accused of blogging and sharing on social media about our Do Some Good campaign too often. However, we do it for very good reason. We’re immensely proud of what the campaign has achieved and, with the help of our customers, we want those efforts to continue. I wanted to share an exciting update with you that we’ve just received from charity: water, our principle Do Some Good partner. All the money we raised back in 2017 has gone directly into funding a new well in Ethiopia. This is the reason why we do this. The project is now up and running. A well has been drilled, and a handpump is bringing clean water to a village called Maifen in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. Exactly 200 people live there and this has transformed each and every one of their lives.

Lazy Susan charity work update

WaterAid

Donating to a good cause you care about not only benefits the charities themselves, it can be deeply rewarding. As a business, we have found that our charity work has had a positive impact on both staff and customers. In 2017 a survey of 1,100 people from the UK by Forresters identified that most consumers think businesses should support charities. And when faced with a choice between two companies offering products/services for the same price, 82% said their decision would be based on who engaged with charities and the local community. However, at Lazy Susan, we wanted this to be more than just some PR exercise. We really wanted to do some good, and that is why we aligned ourselves with charities that were close to our heart. Charities we believed in, and to which we felt some affinity.

Lazy Susan on ITV’s Love Your Garden

Donation to ITV's Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh

We were recently approached by ITV’s ‘Love Your Garden’ to see if we could donate garden furniture for an episode featuring a local lady who lives close to our head office. Betty, is a 90-year-old lady from Fareham, who is partially blind from macular degeneration, and spends her time volunteering to help others who suffer from the same disease. She can often be found abseiling to raise funds and awareness for the Fareham Macular Society. Yes, you read the right, abseiling at 90, simply incredible. Betty is one remarkable lady!

Warehouse Clearance Sale

Lucy Antique Bronze 4 seater set

Not only have the temperatures been high this summer but they’re also rising on our high streets and in our online stores. The summer sales are currently in full swing. Nothing beats the feeling of grabbing a bargain. Especially when said item initially had a big ticket and was out of reach. If you can get that new garden furniture set you’ve had your eye on at a discount, then happy days. But don’t fall into the trap of buying something just because it has that tempting reduced tag. Here’s a few tips, so you can get the most out of the summer sales.

New Lazy Susan furniture for summer 2018

Jill Garden Table with April Chairs in Slate Grey

Product development is the life-blood of most businesses. More so in an industry so heavily driven by fashion, the latest home and garden trends. Customers demand it. We need it. Without new products, Lazy Susan furniture would simply wither on the vine, finding ourselves left behind by our many competitors. And whilst the design of many of the pieces in our collection would be best described as classically styled, timeless pieces that won’t go out of date if you like, we’ve chosen to innovate in other ways.

Send us your garden furniture photographs

Charity: Water Feature Image

Technically, it is still Spring, however, the temperatures have felt more like Summer at times. Long may it continue. And while the weather is good, it is the perfect time to send us more of your Lazy Susan garden furniture photographs! We’ve had some great weather of late, the forecast is looking good this weekend, and I know many of you will be out in your gardens making the most of it. Maybe you’ve got a Royal Wedding party or BBQ planned? Our Do Some Good charity campaign is still going strong in 2018, and with every set of pictures you send, we’re helping people in need. Take some pictures and share them with us on Facebook with the tag @LazySusanFurniture or email them to us direct at [email protected]