Spirit of Christmas at Squire’s raises over £19,000 for local charities - Squires Garden Centres

Spirit of Christmas at Squire’s raises over £19,000 for local charities

Squire’s Garden Centres are donating over £19,000 to local charities

L-R: George Bishop, Anne Dedman & Ricky Bowness from Squire’s


Visitors to the Christmas grottos at Squire’s Garden Centres across Surrey, Sussex and Middlesex not only met the man from the North Pole, but also shared the true spirit of Christmas by helping to raise an amazing £19,480.55 in support of a range of local charities.

All 15 Squire’s garden centres participated in the seasonal fundraising campaign. In addition, centres that hosted Santa’s grotto donated a proportion of ticket sales revenue to a chosen local charity. The excited visitors also donated cash as they made Christmas wishes in the special wishing wells and fountains, adding to the collection pots at each Squire’s centre.

The funds raised will provide vital support to a diverse mix of local charities, supporting groups and projects needing help in the community, including: Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre, Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, The Royal Star & Garter Homes, Woking & Sam Beare Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support, The Samson Centre for MS, and West Horsley & Bookham Riding For the Disabled.

Sarah Squire, Chairman of Squire’s Garden Centres commented:

“For many years now, attending Squire’s Christmas events has become a Christmas tradition for many local families and it is wonderful that we can combine this seasonal fun with support for so many charities and groups. Because each of our garden centres selects its own community-based charity we can ensure that local people are supporting a charity they can see making a vital difference within their own community.”


Charity donations from each Squire’s Garden Centre

Badshot Lea£1,100.00Woodlarks Campsite
Chertsey£132.61Woking & Sam Beare Hospice
Cobham*£441.001st Fetcham Scout Group
Crawley*£1,425.00Carers Support West Sussex
Frensham*£1,817.19Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care
Hersham*£906.68Macmillan Cancer Support (Weybridge)
Long Ditton*£1,367.40The Royal Star & Garter Homes
Milford*£1,194.00The Samson Centre for MS
Reigate*£374.00SASH Charity
Shepperton£687.00Charley Paige Trust
Stanmore£215.00Penniwells Riding for the Disabled
Twickenham*£2,106.00Integrated Neurological Services
Washington£350.00The Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre
West Horsley*£3,099.41West Horsley & Bookham Riding For The Disabled
Woking*£3,137.11Riding for the Disabled
Squire’s Group Office£1,128.15Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care (Farnham)


* Squire’s centres that had Christmas grottos