Squire's Frensham Supports Woodlarks Campsite - Squires Garden Centres

Squire’s Frensham Supports Woodlarks Campsite

Squire’s Garden Centres Frensham meet up with Woodlarks Campsite and some furry helpers!

The team from Squire’s Garden Centres Frensham had a ‘furry’ meeting when they took some time to meet with their chosen ‘Charity of the Year’, Lower Bourne-based Woodlarks Campsite – and were joined by the charity’s canine ‘helpers’!  The charity offers camping for the disabled in its 12 acre setting of fields and woodlands very close to the garden centre.

We recently announced our ‘Charities of the Year’ for 2022-2023.  Garden centres can decide to support their existing charity for a second year in succession, and this is what the Squire’s Frensham team chose to do of the very local charity, which is based just a few fields away from the centre. 

Team members at each of our sixteen garden centres choose a local charity they wish to support for the coming year, through fundraising efforts as well as helping raise awareness of their chosen charity.

Sarah Squire, Chairman of Squire’s Garden Centres comments; “We believe it is so important to work with and be part of the local communities in which we are located.  In support of this, every year each of our garden centres choose to support a local charity which means something to the centre team.  I am delighted our Frensham team has decided to once again support Woodlarks Campsite.

“Over the course of the coming year, our centres will help raise awareness of their chosen charity and importantly, help raise much needed funds for them.  We are extremely grateful to our customers and colleagues for their support and generosity in helping these brilliant local causes and even more so during challenging times.”

Catherine Crawford, Chair of Trustees for Woodlarks Campsite, comments: “We are delighted to have been chosen once again this year as Squire’s Farnham’s Charity of the Year!  Established in 1930, we provide accessible camping for people with all kinds of disabilities. Children and adults alike come to Woodlarks to experience new things and leave often having exceeded their own expectations. Woodlarks Camp Site is just around the corner from Frensham Squire’s and exists so that anyone, whatever their disability, can have the fun and fellowship of affordable camping in a glorious setting.  We are looking forward to working with Tom and his team again this year.”

The sixteen local charities that Squire’s is supporting in 2022/23 are:

Badshot Lea – Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care

Hospice care for adult patients and their families living with cancer or terminal illness. https://www.pth.org.uk/

Chertsey – White Lodge

Providing services that enable those with a range of disabilities, their families and carers to lead fulfilling lives. https://www.whitelodgecentre.co.uk/

Cobham – Dyscover – specialist aphasia support

Giving long-term support and opportunities to people with aphasia, helping them to develop strategies for communicating, and providing help and support for partners, carers and other family members. https://dyscover.org.uk/

Crawley – League of Friends Crawley Hospital

Funds raised by the Friends help to support the hospital’s major development projects.  https://www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/services/friends/friends-crawley-hospital.htm

Frensham – Woodlarks Campsite – camping for the disabled

Camping and outdoor activities for children and adults with disabilities. https://www.woodlarks.org.uk/

Hersham – Elmbridge Mencap

Works independently on a local level for the benefit of people with learning disabilities and their parents/carers in the Elmbridge and surrounding areas (affiliated to Mencap)  https://elmbridge-mencap.chessck.co.uk/ 

Long Ditton – Voices of Hope

The charity was founded upon the running of choirs to help see hope restored to people who are facing the harshest of life’s battles. During the pandemic they also helped to feed the isolated and vulnerable of Kingston borough. https://www.voh.org.uk/index.html

Milford – Royal Surrey Charity

Aiming to transform healthcare for people in South West Surrey by providing state of the art equipment, re-developing wards, investing in staff development and funding innovative research for patients at the Royal Surrey County Hospital. https://www.royalsurreycharity.org.uk/

Reigate – Loveworks

Aims to improve the lives of people in the local community through food.  https://www.loveworks.org.uk/

Shepperton – Rentstart

Charity based initiative helping people who are homeless or vulnerably housed across properties in Runnymede, Woking, Spelthorne and Elmbridge. https://www.rentstart.org/

Stanmore – Michael Sobell Hospice

Local hospice for Hillingdon and North West London, providing free expert palliative care and support for local people facing life limiting illnesses. https://www.michaelsobellhospice.co.uk/

Twickenham – REACT – giving depth to short lives

Assists terminally ill children with financial support, educational equipment, homecare equipment, respite assistance and end of life assistance. https://reactcharity.org/

Washington – Chestnut Tree House

Children’s Hospice https://www.chestnut-tree-house.org.uk/

West Horsley – Challengers – challenging the barriers to play

Providing inclusive play and leisure opportunities where disabled children and young people can enjoy fun activities and make friends. https://disability-challengers.org/

Woking – Quest RDA

Member of the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) based in Chobham https://www.questrda.org/

Wokingham – JAC – Just around the corner

Christian charity based near Wokingham, providing equine assisted learning and development programmes for children with challenges such as ADHD, anger, self-esteem, trauma and depression. https://www.jacoutreach.org/

Group Office – Woking and Sam Beare Hospices

A patient-led charity that delivers palliative and end of life care to people who have advanced life-limiting illnesses living in North west Surrey. https://wsbhospices.co.uk/


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