Squire's Garden Centres Announces Charities of the Year - Squires Garden Centres

Squire’s Garden Centres Announces Charities of the Year

We have announced our ‘Charities of the Year’ for 2022-2023.  The charities include Dyscover, Phyliss Tuckwell Hospice Care, League of Friends Crawley Hospital, Challengers, Voices of Hope and Royal Surrey Charity and many others.

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

Left: Alice Owen (far left) and Liz Grace (second left) from Dyscover (left), Sam Jones, Centre Manager (centre) and members of the Squire’s Cobham team.

Centre: Helen Watson (fourth from left) and Ben Phillips-Farmer (second from right) from Rentstart and Charlie Watts, Assistant Manager (second left) and Ryan Bailey, Centre Manager (far right) and members of the Squire’s Shepperton team.

Right: Tom Enser from Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, fourth from left, Richard Wells, Centre Manager (far right) and members of the Squire’s Badshot Lea team.

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.  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.”

Alice Owen, Director of Business at Dyscover, comments: “We are delighted to have been chosen once again this year as Squire’s Cobham’s Charity of the Year. Based in Leatherhead, Dyscover provides long-term support and opportunities to people with aphasia and their families. Aphasia is a neurological condition which affects a person’s ability to find words, construct sentences, and to understand language, both spoken and written.  We offer structured, therapeutic group sessions, led by Speech and Language Therapists, for around 80 adults with aphasia each week, in person at Leatherhead and Kingston, and online, using Zoom.  As we receive no government funding, support from organisations like Squire’s allows us to continue to offer these services. We are looking forward to working with Sam and his team again this year.”

Helen Watson, Chief Executive at Rentstart comments; “Rentstart is delighted to be chosen as Squire’s Shepperton’s Charity of the Year.  Squire’s support will help us to continue with our invaluable work in the local community, assisting those who are homeless or vulnerably housed.  This partnership is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of our important cause, as well as raise much needed funds, and we are really excited to work with Squire’s over the next year!”

Tom Enser, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, comments: “We are delighted that Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care has been chose for a second year by Squire’s Badshot Lea as their Charity of the Year.  We would like to thank Squire’s for their support over the past 12 months.  We have worked well with the Squire’s Badshot Lea team over the last year, and we welcome the opportunity to extend this partnership over the coming year and working together on some great fundraising initiatives.” 

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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