Charity and community news

Future support for Alzheimer’s Society

March 20, 2020

Haskins Garden Centre pledges future support of Alzheimer’s Society following successful year of fundraising Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill has announced a fundraising total of £1,515.76 during 2019 for its nominated charity, Alzheimer’s Society. The Snowhill centre has backed the charity since 2017 and has chosen to continue its support of the charity throughout 2020.…

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Haskins Garden Centre presents fundraised total to Wadars Animal Rescue

March 4, 2020

Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone has announced a fundraising total of £2,337 during 2019 for its nominated charity, Wadars Animal Rescue. Throughout the year, Haskins’ team members held a series of seasonal fundraising events including quiz nights and a family fun day. More recently, the team also donated 20 large bags of hedgehog food to…

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Wessex Cancer Trust’s wellness days

March 4, 2020

Haskins Garden Centre has donated over £5,500 to Wessex Cancer Trust, through its Charitable Fund, to allow the charity to run six wellness retreat days throughout the year. Beverley Stark-Halliwell, employee of Haskins, nominated the Wessex Cancer Trust for the grant after her sister received support from the charity. Sofie Bennett, director of development at…

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Haskins Garden Centre teams up with local junior school to boost concentration and productivity

February 6, 2020

Haskins Garden Centre in West End has partnered with Bishop’s Waltham Junior School to donate houseplants for the children’s classrooms and staffroom.   Haskins’ donation of 11 different types of houseplants including areca palms, calatheas and boston ferns, will benefit staff members and students at the school. Darryl McMahon, assistant general manager at Haskins in…

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Haskins Garden Centre celebrates successful year of fundraising for Faithworks Wessex

January 28, 2020

Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown has announced a fundraising total of £7,738.75 during 2019 for its nominated charity, Faithworks Wessex.   Throughout the year, Haskins’ team members held a series of fundraising events and completed a number of challenges in aid of the local charity including a static bikeathon, the Bournemouth Marathon Festival Supernova 5K…

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Haskins Garden Centre smashes fundraising target for local hospice

January 28, 2020

Haskins Garden Centre in West End has announced a fundraising total of £13,384 during 2019 for its nominated charity, Countess Mountbatten Hospice.   The West End centre has backed the charity since 2011 and has chosen to continue its support of the charity throughout 2020. To date, the centre has raised almost £28,000 and last…

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Haskins Garden Centre supports Forest Holme Hospice with grant of nearly £16,000

January 2, 2020

Haskins Garden Centre has donated over £15,800 to Forest Holme Hospice, Poole, through its Charitable Fund, enabling the charity to update its inpatient ward for an enhanced patient experience.   Lisa Looker, brand director of Haskins, nominated the charity for the grant after her mother received care at the hospice. Lisa explained: “On the 23rd…

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Haskins Garden Centre brings the community together with postcards of kindness

December 18, 2019

Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown has launched its Postcards of Kindness campaign, which has encouraged children from Hampreston First School to design their own special Christmas message for elderly members of the community.   Pupils from Hampreston First School hand-delivered 150 postcards to residents of The Aldbury Care Home in Poole, Fernhill Care Home and…

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Haskins Garden Centre brings the community together with postcards of kindness

December 18, 2019

Haskins Garden Centre in West End has launched its Postcards of Kindness campaign, which has encouraged children from Tanners Brook Primary School to design their own special Christmas message for the patients of Countess Mountbatten Hospice, and the residents of the centre’s neighbours, Speedwell Court Care Home.   Pupils from Tanners Brook Primary School hand-crafted…

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