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Haskins charity campaigns raised £16,500

Haskins garden centres raised raising more than £16,500 last year for its nominated local and national charities.


 *  Ferndown raised £4,548.03 for Dorset Mind

 *  West End raised £2,563.26 for Countess Mountbatten Hospice

 *  Roundstone raised £1,531.50 for Sussex Heart Charity

 *  Snowhill raised £3,363.86 for Alzheimer's Society

 *  The group raised £4,497 for Greenfingers


Haskins organised centre raffles to raise funds for Greenfingers, as well as staff cake sales and donating all of its 5p sales from carrier bags. Haskins employees raised funds and awareness for their centre's chosen charity by hosting events throughout the year as well as participating in individual charitable challenges – for example, Ferndown manager Simon Hallam's participation in the Brighton Marathon last year, which raised £250.


Lisa Looker, Haskins brand director, said: “We're so pleased with our charity totals and are very grateful to our loyal customers for getting involved with fundraising activities across our centres."


Haskins' nominated charities for 2018 are Autism Wessex (Ferndown), Silk Bow Foundation (West End), Wadars Animal Rescue (Roundstone) and Alzheimer's Society (Snowhill). The group will continue to support Greenfingers.


Left to right: Dee Swinton (marketing manager at Dorset Mind), Simon Hallam, Pauline Oxford (customer services assistant team leader at Ferndown) and Sara Skinner (customer services team leader at Ferndown)

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