Haskins Garden Centres

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Haskins Helps Dorset Wildlife Trust

November 30, 2015

During November, Haskins had the pleasure of working with the Dorset Wildlife Trust. Jack Bedford, a Wildlife Skills Volunteer at the Urban Wildlife Centre in Corfe Mullen, contacted Haskins for some help. Jack is tasked to help make the Centre “a great example of nature friendly gardening” and needed some ideas and resources to make…

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Creepy creatures galore dug up at the garden centre

November 27, 2015

Haskins Snowhill Garden Centres hosted and evening of Halloween themed games and activities Among the creepy costumes on display were clowns, witches and even a zombie cheerleader. David Lilly, General Manager said, “Our team have put so much effort in to preparing this most spooky and successful event. It is a pleasure to see the…

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Cardiac Patient Raises funds for Community Defibrillators

November 23, 2015

Former cardiac patient Greg Smithers who had previously suffered a heart attack and underwent Cardiac Surgery; has been fundraising  for the Sussex Heart Charity since 2008. This year he decided to do something different and approached the Sussex Heart Charity to organise sponsored walk from Ferring to Littlehampton in August 2015. This first event was…

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Haskins Helps Local School

October 13, 2015

Author: Alasdair Urquhart This month I had the pleasure to visit Parley First School to donate some plants, compost and pebbles. Isabelle Brooks, the project coordinator, initially contacted me earlier in the year and asked for some help and ideas for a beach themed learning area for their Year 2 students. Over the summer break,…

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Free venue offered for charities and associations

August 25, 2015

The Haskins Snowhill Garden Centre near East Grinstead is offering the free use of their new meeting room for registered associations and charities in the region.  General Manager David Lilly says that the offer also extends to Thursday and Fridays when the centre has its late evening opening times. “We hope that groups in this…

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Meet the Barretts Oesophageal Group For Advice

July 2, 2015

Anyone who suspects that they may suffer with Barretts Oesophageal disease can gain advice from a regional support charity. The Barretts Wessex charity founder Chris Robinson was diagnosed with the disease and now receives frequent check-ups from the specialist team at Southampton hospital to screen for cancer. His group meets on the first Thursday afternoon…

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Landgirls Concert Sells Out For Forest Holme Hospice

May 20, 2015

A concert performed by the Land Girls, hosted by the Ferndown Haskins Garden Centre, has raised £871.60 for Poole’s Forest Holme Hospice. Land Girls Helen Golding and Pippa Thurgood performed a superb selection of nostalgic hits from the forties with all the proceeds from the tickets sold going to the hospice. One of Haskin’s head…

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“Bring A Bride” Urges Garden Centre Bosses Promoting Charity Record Breaking Challenge

April 28, 2015

If you can get to the Haskins Garden Centre at West End Southampton on the afternoon of Sunday 10th May, preferably wearing, or with someone in a wedding dress, you could join the challenge to beat the current record of the most people wearing wedding dresses in one place.  The local Countess of Mountbatten Hospice…

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Raffle Raises Funds For Children’s Hospice Garden Appeal

April 20, 2015

The Haskins Roundstone Garden Centre near Worthing supported the Green Fingers Charity’s appeal to help fund gardens for children’s hospices across the country.  A special raffle for an assortment of gardening goodies was arranged by staff at the centre.  The gardening kit included a wheelbarrow full of compost, gardening tools, and clothing items for the…

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