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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


Squire’s has raised money for the following local charities

Squire’s Centre       Local Charity                                                                        

Badshot Lea            Woodlarks Camp Site                                            

Cobham                 Cancer Research UK                                              

Crawley                 Carers Support West Sussex                               

Frensham               Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care                            

Hersham                Elmbridge Mencap                                                  

Long Ditton             Royal Star & Garter                                                

Milford                   The Meath                                                                

Reigate                  SASH Charity                                                           

Shepperton             Quest Riding for The Disabled                            

Stanmore               Penniwells Riding for The Disabled                   

Twickenham           Integrated Neurological Services                      

Washington            Chestnut Tree House                                             

West Horsley           Horsley & Bookham Riding for the Disabled   

Woking                  Woking Age Concern                                             

Wokingham            COATS For Crowthorne’s Seniors           

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