Charity and community news

Haskins Garden Centre donates £2,500 to grow local child bereavement charity’s services

November 15, 2019

Haskins Garden Centre has donated £2,500 to Jigsaw (South East) through its Charitable Fund, enabling the charity to run a new support group and activity day for bereaved children in Sussex.   The charity was nominated by Haskins team member Toni Middleton from Haskins’ Snowhill centre. Toni explained: “Having lost my own mother at the…

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Haskins Garden Centre donates £8,000 to Southampton’s community farm

November 4, 2019

Haskins Garden centre has donated £8,000 to Oasis Down to Earth Farm in Southampton, allowing the community charity to purchase much needed garden tools and carry out refurbishments to the animal enclosures.   The charity was nominated by Haskins team member Sophie Menjou from Haskins’ West End centre, who became aware of the charity through…

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Haskins Garden Centre staff conquer 5k challenge in aid of Faithworks Wessex

October 9, 2019

Twelve team members from Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown conquered the Bournemouth Marathon Festival Supernova 5K on Saturday October 6. The team from Haskins ran in aid of Faithworks Wessex, the centre’s chosen charity of the year for 2019. Faithworks Wessex is a local independent Christian charity that helps people get out of crisis and…

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Three is the magic number for Haskins Garden Centre in Cultivation Street’s Ambassador competition

September 26, 2019

Three customer services assistants from Haskins Garden Centres across the south have been announced as runners-up in Cultivation Street’s National Ambassador of the Year competition.   Sophie Menjou, a Cultivation Street Ambassador for Haskins in West End (Hampshire), Diane Mackintosh and Toni Middleton, Ambassadors for Haskins in Snowhill (Sussex), have each received a highly-commended recognition…

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Staff at Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown complete Static Bikeathon in aid of Faithworks Wessex

July 31, 2019

Employees working at Haskins in Ferndown completed a charity Static Bikeathon in aid of Faithworks Wessex.   Staff from all departments in the garden centre and restaurant took part, making a total of 25 riders, aged 17 to 67. Each rider completed 15km on the static bikes which were positioned outside the garden centre. Haskins…

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Haskins in Ferndown donates tree to Poole Hospital to celebrate 50 years since Her Majesty The Queen opened the new hospital

July 12, 2019

Haskins in Ferndown donated a Cascading Hearts tree (cercis canadensis) to Poole Hospital to celebrate 50 years since Her Majesty The Queen officially opened the new hospital.   The tree planting ceremony took place on Thursday July 11 at 12 noon. The Chief Executive of Poole Hospital, Debbie Fleming, joined Haskins staff for the ceremony.…

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Staff at Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown complete Virtual Marathon in aid of Faithworks Wessex

June 3, 2019

Employees working at Haskins in Ferndown have completed a Virtual Marathon by foot, bike or water throughout May, in aid of Faithworks Wessex. In a bid to complete 26 miles each over the course of the month, staff attempted a range of challenges, to include:   Kevin Holmes, Outdoor Manager completed a 26 mile static…

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Haskins Garden Centre in West End hosts event in collaboration with Speedwell Court Care Home during Dementia Action Week

May 16, 2019

Haskins in West End has teamed up with Speedwell Court Care Home to host a free open event for those wanting to learn more about living well with dementia.   The event takes place on Monday May 20 from 10am in the Haskins’ Swan Room during Dementia Action Week (20-26 May). Haskins team members will…

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Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown partners with Waggy Tails Rescue to donate houseplants

January 28, 2019

Haskins Garden Centre has partnered with Waggy Tails Rescue to donate animal-friendly houseplants to the charity.   Jane Storey and Sue Webster from Waggy Tails Rescue visited Haskins in Ferndown on Monday January 28 to meet with Marc Etheridge, assistant general manager of the Ferndown garden centre, and to collect a variety of houseplants. Haskins’…

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