Squire’s Reigate Charity Cycle for Loveworks
Squire’s Garden Centre Reigate has been busy raising funds for its Charity of the Year, locally based Loveworks, which works to support the lives of the local community through food initiatives.
The Reigate team challenged themselves to come up with an activity that they could do between them and something that would involve customers, deciding to task themselves with cycling from the centre in Reigate to Land’s End over 322 miles away over the course of a week. Achieving the distance, the team raised £188 for Loveworks. The Reigate-based charity is on a mission is to help improve the lives of the local community through food, supporting people when in crisis and, in partnership, help them to move out of it.
Adam Eaton, Centre Manager at Squire’s Reigate, comments: “We wanted to complete a challenge for our charity, Loveworks, which team members could be involved with by cycling a few miles each day, as well as enable our customers to get involved through their support over the week.
“Thank you to our customers for their motivation to help us complete the distance – for their encouragement and very generous donations. We are looking forward to continuing our support of Loveworks over the next few months.”
Millie Gonsalves, Charity Officer at Loveworks, comments: “We were delighted with the idea of Squire’s cycle challenge for Loveworks and would like to extend our sincere thanks to Adam, Mark and all at Squire’s Reigate who supported the event and continue to support our charity this year.
“We have a number of projects which are invaluable to the local community, particularly at this time. These include a Mentored Home Cookery Course, which offers a free two-week course of food and materials for seven meals, our Foodbank – providing emergency help to those in crisis – as well as our Garden Project in Reigate for the benefit of the local community.”
Squire’s Charity of the Year programme involves Squire’s 16 Garden Centres each choosing a local charity to support for the duration of the year, running from August to July. Charities are chosen by each centre with the criteria they support local people and are officially registered. Charities are often chosen as there may already be a connection through centre employees or have particular local relevance. This year, Squires Charity of the Year programme has raised over £13,000 for local causes.