30 Apr 2007

Iggy's Flower Power Moment To Support The Kids

30 April 2007

Punk legend Iggy Pop is inspiring the green fingered gardening world by lending his name and support to The Children's Society's debut garden 'Lust for Life' garden at this years 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, sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance, is inspired by my music and wholeheartedly support the work that they do - they rock!"

Brining some Rock and Roll to Chelsea Flower Show, The Children's Society's garden will centre around an arc of water, pulsing 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."

Notes to Editors:

For more information or photographs about The Children's Society garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show please contact Laurence Lancashire in the media team on 020 7841 4422 or ldl@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.
· Visit The Children's Society website at www.childrenssociety.org.uk
· 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.