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Garden Centre Team Votes for Charity of Year
The John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation has been voted by the Haskins Garden Centre team of retail and catering staff as the centre’s charity of the year. Assistant General Manager Andrew Stevens invited the charity’s founders Linda and Pete Thornton to the centre to tell them the good news and present a cheque for £1235 raised at events thanks to the generosity of customers and staff over the last 12 months.
Linda and Pete Thornton, who founded the charity to honour the memory of their son, a former pupil at Ferndown Upper School who was killed in Southern Afghanistan in March 2008 whilst serving as a Royal Marine Officer, said that they were delighted with the news.