Haskins Garden Centres

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Raffle Raises Funds For Children’s Hospice Garden Appeal

April 20, 2015

The Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown 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 lucky…

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Canine Partners Announced Haskins Garden Centre’s Charity of the Year

March 6, 2015

The Haskins Roundstone Garden Centre has continued its tradition of dedicating its fundraising wishing well and events throughout the year to a charity from the West Sussex region.  Members of Canine Partners, a charity that trains assistance dogs for people with disabilities, attended the centre’s announcement to say that they are this year’s chosen charity.…

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Forest Holme Hospice Is Haskins Garden Centre’s Charity of the Year

March 3, 2015

Staff at the Ferndown Haskins Garden Centre have voted the Forest Holme Hospice as their charity to benefit from fundraising events and activities during 2015.  Matt Hill, Haskins General Manager and Customer Services Manager Joolz Walford, gave the Poole based hospice the good news after visiting the centre of excellence in the care of those…

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Garden Centre Raises £4626 For Alzheimer’s Society

February 23, 2015

The Haskins Garden Centre team and customers at Ferndown, through their charity wishing well,  events and competitions, raised £4626 for their 2014 charity of the year, the Alzheimer’s Society. The charity’s Services Manager Jo Malyon accepted the cheque from Haskins General Manager Matt Hill at the centre and thanked the Haskins team for the funds…

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Garden Centre Raises £1189 For RNLI

January 29, 2015

The Roundstone Haskins Garden Centre team and customers, through their charity wishing well, events and competitions, raised £1189.90 for their 2014 charity of the year, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Guy Partington, Chairman of the Angmering branch of the RNLI , accepted the cheque from Haskins General Manager Nick Joad at the Littlehampton lifeboat station…

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Garden Centre’s Christmas Kids Evening Fundraises For Hospice

December 8, 2014

The annual Haskins Garden Centre’s Christmas Kids Evening at West End raised over £350 for the  Countess Of Mountbatten Hospice.  Hundreds of children and their parents visited Santa in his grotto, and all of the  proceeds from the tickets was donated to the good cause. The Festive visitors also enjoyed activities including face painting, storytelling,…

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Garden Centre’s Christmas Kids Evening Fundraises For Hospice

December 8, 2014

The annual Haskins Garden Centre’s Christmas Kids Evening at Ferndown raised over £455.88 for the Alzheimer’s Society. Over 110 children visited Santa in his grotto and enjoyed activities including face painting, storytelling, competitions a charity raffle whilst tasty food and drink tasting demos were held. Special seasonal meals were also served by the restaurant. Matt…

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Landgirls Concert Raises £600 For Alzheimers Society

September 25, 2014

(from left) Matt Hill with Pippa Thurgood, Alison Adams, Helen Golding and Haskin’s Joolz Walford. A concert performed by the Land Girls, hosted by the Ferndown Haskins Garden Centre, has raised £600 for Alzheimer’s Society. Land Girls Helen Golding and Pippa Thurgood performed a superb selection of nostalgic hits from the forties free of charge…

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Centre Staff Become Dementia Friends

September 12, 2014

Ruth Crosland (2nd left) with  Haskins team members (from left) Kevin Dorning, Liz Welch, Joolz Walford, Angie Mannwith. Over 40 staff at the Haskins Garden Centres have become Dementia Friend after attending sessions presented by Ruth Crosland, a volunteer Dementia friends champion from Alzheimer’s Society.  The team members, who now as Dementia Friends can wear…

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