Perennial is the only UK charity dedicated to helping all those who work in, have worked in, or are retired from horticulture. Perennial offers free, confidential advice and support to everyone working in or retired from horticulture and their families, including gardeners, landscapers, nursery and garden centre staff, parks and grounds care staff and tree surgeons, for as long as it is needed. People turn to Perennial for financial and emotional help in times of need because of disability, sickness, poverty, financial hardship and old age – although increasingly younger people are seeking assistance. Many individuals describe the services Perennial offers simply as a 'lifeline'. The work of Perennial depends entirely on voluntary donations from the horticulture industry and the garden-loving public.