9 Mar 2007

Iggy Pop Crashes Chelsea Flower Show

09 March 2007

Punk legend Iggy Pop is gatecrashing the traditional gardening world by inspiring The Children's Society's debut garden, 'Lust for Life', at the RHS Chelsea Flower show on 22 May.

Iggy said: "Lust for Life is full of optimism as young people should be...but too many aren't. I'm honoured that The Children's Society's garden is inspired by my music and wholeheartedly support the work that they do - they rock!"

At the heart of The Children's Society's garden, an arc of water pulses in rhythmic bursts to the beat of the Iggy Pop song - Lust For Life. Richard Johnson, Head of Media at the charity, said: "Punk and petunias don't normally mix, but our garden inspired by Iggy Pop is bringing a bit of rock n' roll to Chelsea."

Ecclesiastical Insurance sponsors the Lust for Life garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which runs from 22 - 26 May 2007.

Notes to Editors:

For more information or photographs about The Children's Society garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show please contact David Hudi-Dinnage in the media team on 020 7841 4422 or dhd@childsoc.org.uk

· The Children's Society is a national children's charity working with over 50,000 children and teenagers every year, in 90 towns and cities. It works in partnership with communities, schools and families. It helps: children at risk on the streets; children in trouble with the law; young refugees; children with disabilities.
· Ecclesiastical is a specialist insurer of charities, schools, the care sector, churches and historic buildings.
· Founded in 1887 to provide insurance for the Anglican Church, it now offers a wide range of commercial insurances, as well as home, travel and wedding insurance, selling through brokers and direct.
· Ecclesiastical also provides a range of financial services through IFAs and direct, including an ethically screened investment fund.