Squire’s Badshot Lea Goes the Extra Mile for Phyllis Tuckwell!
Squire’s Garden Centre in Badshot Lea has raised an amazing £1,000 for the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, during their recent Platinum Jubilee weekend cycling and rowing challenge!
The centre took on the four-day challenge to raise funds for the hospice care charity, which is their chosen ‘Charity of the Year’, as something that allowed all colleagues to get involved – cycling or rowing whatever distance or time they wanted to. Distances were chosen connecting Squire’s Badshot Lea to royal locations – 70 miles to cycle the distance from Squire’s Badshot Lea to Windsor Castle and on to Buckingham Palace and return to Badshot Lea, and 50 miles to row along the River Thames between Windsor and Buckingham Palace and back. The Badshot Lea team set-up their rowing and running machines at the front of the centre, allowing visitors to see what was going on over the four days, chat to the ‘athletes’ and make a donation, should they wish.
Richard Wells, Centre Manager at Squire’s Badshot Lea, comments: “We wanted to do something for our chosen charity that would allow the whole team from the garden centre and café bar to get involved, in as big or as small way as they wanted. This challenge worked perfectly and one that the team rallied behind and enjoyed. There is so much affinity with Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice among both staff and our customers and this is certainly evident in the money we raised and the phenomenal distances that were covered on the bike and rowing machines. Rising to the challenge, the team ended up cycling 300 miles and rowing a distance of 125 miles in four days! I’m immensely proud of everyone.
“We would like to thank David Lloyd Farnham for kindly supporting the event with the loan of their state-of-the-art fitness equipment, which made all the difference!”
Tom Enser, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser, from Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, comments: “We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Squire’s Garden Centre team at Badshot Lea for all their generosity and efforts in making the Cycle and Row Challenge happen. They achieved so much over the long weekend both in terms of the amazing sum of money raised but also the impressive distances covered. We also thank the local community for all their kind donations and for supporting the Squire’s team who took part.”