Sunflowers bring cheer and cash to local charities
Squire’s Garden Centres has raised £2,562.21 for numerous local charities thanks to their recent sunflower seed campaign.
In April Squire’s gave away free packs of sunflower seeds to children to help brighten up their Easter holidays, and in return they asked customers to donate money to the charities that they support. The collection tins have been counted, and donations from the sunflower seed campaign and other recent fundraising initiatives has meant that Squire’s has been able to donate over £2,500 to help various local charities.
Sarah Squire, Chairman of Squire’s, commented, “We know that many charities have found it a challenge to raise money during the pandemic, so we wanted to do something to help them and cheer people up at the same time. Thanks to the generosity of our customers, we were able to donate this terrific amount to the various local charities that each of our garden centres support.
Some of the comments from the charities that Squire’s support include:
“Thank you for the fundraising efforts at Squires Crawley, we truly appreciate the donation, which will go a long way in helping the family and friend carers we support in West Sussex.”
Sonia Mangan, Carers Support West Sussex
“We are incredibly grateful to the team at Squire’s and the customers for their continued support.”
Louise Bingham, Horsley & Bookham Riding for the Disabled
“As well as helping to raise the profile of The Meath Epilepsy Charity, this donation from Squire’s is a very helpful boost to us, as we work hard to fundraise to cover the cost of our daily activity sessions which offer the people we support a fulfilled life.”
Helen Jackson, The Meath Epilepsy Charity
“We are grateful to the support Squire’s Long Ditton has offered us over a number of years. Thank you so much for developing this campaign and fundraising for the veterans we care for.”
Lauren Baker, Royal Star & Garter
Enter Squire’s ‘Tallest Sunflower Competition’ and you could win £100!
If you haven’t already planted some sunflower seeds then it’s not too late! Buy a pack from Squire’s, plant seeds in a pot or directly into the soil, water well then see how tall they grow.
Children can enter Squire’s ‘Tallest Sunflower’ competition by sending a photo of them next to their tallest sunflower between 1-20 August 2021 to Squire’s. The winner will be announced at the end of August and will receive a £100 gift voucher to spend at Squire’s! There are also 2 Runners Up prizes of a £50 gift voucher. Full details can be found at www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk
Squire’s has raised money for the following local charities
|Squire’s Centre||Local Charity||Amount Donated|
|Badshot Lea||Woodlarks Camp Site||£145.44|
|Cobham||Cancer Research UK||£116.80|
|Crawley||Carers Support West Sussex||£127.68|
|Frensham||Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care||£85*|
|Long Ditton||Royal Star & Garter||£85*|
|Shepperton||Quest Riding for The Disabled||£126|
|Stanmore||Penniwells Riding for The Disabled||£85*|
|Twickenham||Integrated Neurological Services||£286.81|
|Washington||Chestnut Tree House||£85*|
|West Horsley||Horsley & Bookham Riding for the Disabled||£726.68|
|Woking||Woking Age Concern||£85*|
|Wokingham||COATS For Crowthorne’s Seniors||£85*|
*Where customer donations were below £85, Squire’s has topped up the amount to £85, in recognition that it is the company’s 85th Anniversary this year.
Mr. Fothergill’s ‘Pudsey’ Sunflower Seeds available at Squire’s http://bitly.ws/dYmmGarden Centres (£1.99 per pack). Available in-store and online for local delivery: http://bitly.ws/dYmm