Charity and community news

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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Haskins Garden Centre brings the community together with postcards of kindness

December 18, 2019

Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone has launched its Postcards of Kindness campaign which has encouraged children from Orchards Junior School to design their own special Christmas message for elderly members of the community.   Pupils from Orchards Junior School hand-crafted more than 500 postcards for the elderly patients at Worthing Hospital to bring some festive…

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Haskins Garden Centre spreads Christmas cheer to members of the community

December 5, 2019

Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill has donated a Christmas tree and decorations to Glen Vue Community Hub to spread Christmas cheer to more than 300 people that use the hub.   Members of the community aged from 50 to 102 rely on the centre’s services that are provided by Age UK East Grinstead & District.…

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Haskins Garden Centre to promote inclusivity this festive season

November 15, 2019

Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown is hosting a festive autism-friendly shopping night in partnership with Autism Wessex on Wednesday November 27 from 6.30pm to 8pm.   This free event is open exclusively to those affected by autism and their families and will allow attendees to enjoy Haskins’ festive activities, including crafts and the opportunity to…

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