New Year Cheer For Local Charities As Squire’s Garden Centres Donate Nearly £18,000
Squire’s Garden Centres has donated £17,819.12 to local charities.
L-R: Sam Jones (Squire’s Cobham), Julie Leatherdale (Squire’s Twickenham) & Ed Ridgeon (Squire’s Woking)
Visitors to Santa’s grotto at Squire’s Garden Centres last Christmas have helped to raise nearly £18,000 for local charities.
Squire’s donated £1 to charity for every child who went to its magical grottos. Customers also showed that Christmas is a time of giving, by putting money into special wishing wells, fountains and collection boxes at Squire’s, adding to the amount given. The total amount raised was £17,819.12.
The funds will help provide vital support for numerous local charities including Woking Age Concern, Horsley & Bookham Riding For The Disabled, Integrated Neurological Services, SASH, The Meath, Royal Star & Garter, Elmbridge Mencap, Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, Cancer Research, Carers Support West Sussex and COATES Crowthorne.
Sarah Squire, Chairman of Squire’s Garden Centres commented: “It’s fantastic to be able to bring some New Year cheer to the local charities that we support by donating money from our Christmas grottos, plus the generous donations received from our customers over the festive season. Each of our sixteen garden centres supports a charity that’s close to them, both physically and emotionally, so I hope that the money we have raised will help them with all the great work that they do.”
|SQUIRE’S CENTRE||LOCAL CHARITY||AMOUNT DONATED|
|Badshot Lea*||Woodlarks Camp Site||£560.25|
|Chertsey*||Woking & Sam Beare Hospices||£250.81|
|Crawley||Carers Support West Sussex||£1,599.92|
|Frensham||Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care||£2,014.57|
|Long Ditton||Royal Star & Garter||£846,71|
|Shepperton*||Quest Riding For The Disabled||£2,261.74|
|Stanmore*||Penniwells Riding for the Disabled||£891.00|
|Twickenham||Integrated Neurological Services||£2,454.30|
|Washington*||Chestnut Tree House||£456.62|
|West Horsley||Horsley & Bookham Riding For The Disabled||£970.27|
|Woking||Woking Age Concern||£1,966.45|
* Squire’s in Badshot Lea, Chertsey, Shepperton, Stanmore and Washington didn’t have a Christmas grotto, but raised money for their charity from collection tins.