Squire’s Garden Centres announce Charities of the Year - Squires Garden Centres

Squire’s Garden Centres announce Charities of the Year

Becky Cox (Challengers), Brian Phillips (Squire’s West Horsley) & Helena Burke (Challengers)

Squire’s Garden Centres has announced their ‘Charities of the Year’ for 2021-2022. The charities include Home Start, Phyliss Tuckwell, LinkAble, Challengers, Stripey Stork, Royal Surrey Charity and many others.

Team members at each of Squire’s sixteen garden centres chose the local charity that they wanted to support, and they will be fundraising and helping raise awareness of their chosen charity throughout the year.

Sarah Squire, Chairman of Squire’s Garden Centres commented; “We believe it is so important to give back to the local communities in which we are situated, so every year each of our garden centres support a local charity that is close to their hearts. We will help raise awareness of our chosen charities as well as fundraise for them. As always, we are extremely grateful to our customers and colleagues for their support and generosity in helping these brilliant local causes.”

Becky Cox, Partnerships Manager at Challengers said; “Challengers are delighted to be chosen as Squire’s West Horsley’s Charity of the Year! Squire’s support enables Challengers to provide fully inclusive play and leisure opportunities for local disabled children and young people. At Challengers, the young people are able to play, make friends and try new activities while giving their families a much-needed respite from care responsibilities. This partnership is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of our amazing cause as well as raise much needed funds. We are really excited to work with Squire’s over the next year!”

Rhys Parker, Fundraising and Communications Manager at LinkAble said; “We are delighted that LinkAble has been chosen by Squire’s Woking as their charity of the year. It is a great opportunity, and one we are looking forward to, for us to work together to raise funds and awareness of our work supporting children and adults with learning disabilities in Woking and the surrounding areas.”

The sixteen local charities that Squire’s is supporting in 2021/22 are:

Squire’s CentreCharityDetails
Badshot LeaPhyliss TuckwellPhyliss Tuckwell – Hospice care for adult patients and their families living with cancer or terminal illness. https://www.pth.org.uk/  
ChertseyWhite LodgeWhite Lodge – Provides services that enable those with a range of disabilities, their families and carers to lead fulfilling lives. https://www.whitelodgecentre.co.uk/  
CobhamDyscoverDyscover – Gives 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/  
CrawleyHome StartHome Start – A local community network of trained volunteers giving expert support to families with young children facing challenging times. https://www.home-start.org.uk/home-start-crawley-horsham-mid-sussex  
FrenshamWoodlarks Camp SiteWoodlarks Camp Site – Camping and outdoor activities for children and adults with disabilities. https://www.woodlarks.org.uk/  
HershamPrincess Alice HospicePrincess Alice Hospice – Provides end of life care to help people live every moment to the full in comfort and dignity, by creating a space, at home or in the hospice, where families can enjoy special moments and create precious memories together. https://www.pah.org.uk/  
Long Ditton  Voices of HopeVoices 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  
MilfordRoyal Surrey CharityRoyal Surrey Charity – They aim 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/  
ReigateStripey StorkStripey Stork – Based in Reigate they accept donations of toys, clothes and other essential items for babies and children, and rehome them with local families experiencing hardship. https://stripeystork.org.uk/  
SheppertonShooting Star Children’s HospicesShooting Star Children’s Hospices – A leading children’s hospice caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions. They support families across Surrey and London from diagnosis to end of life and through bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care. https://www.shootingstar.org.uk/  
StanmoreMichael Sobell HospiceMichael Sobell Hospice – The local hospice for Hillingdon and North West London. They provide free expert palliative care and support for local people facing life limiting illnesses. https://www.michaelsobellhospice.co.uk/  
TwickenhamVineyard CommunityVineyard Community – A charity with community at its heart, they help individuals overcome personal crises (homelessness, addiction, loneliness and mental health), and build stronger bonds with the community at large. https://www.vineyardcommunity.org/  
WashingtonSt Barnabus HouseSt Barnabus House – Based in Worthing, they provide palliative care to adults with life-limiting illnesses, both at the hospice and at home. https://www.stbarnabas-hospice.org.uk/  
West HorsleyChallengersChallengers – They provide inclusive play and leisure opportunities across the South East – places where disabled children and young people can enjoy fun activities and make friends. https://disability-challengers.org/  
WokingLinkAbleLinkAble – A charity based in Woking which helps children and adults with learning disabilities. They offer people activities and experiences that they struggle to access in the wider community, supporting them to learn new skills, form lasting friendships and lead fulfilling, independent lives. https://www.linkable.org.uk/
WokinghamJACJAC (Just Around the Corner) – A Christian charity based near Wokingham, they offer children and young people a range of hands-on activities including arts, crafts, music, carpentry, mechanics, horticulture and pottery, and are probably best known for their work with horses. https://www.jacoutreach.org/