Haskins celebrates a successful year of fundraising to support care for critically ill children in Hampshire

Haskins West End Garden Centre has raised over £8,000 for its 2022 Charity of the Year, Friends of PICU at Southampton Hospital.

Throughout the past year, Haskins’ West End team held various fundraising events in aid of Friends of PICU, including collections and various challenges. The team also collected donations from customers via the Charity Wishing Well, which is placed at the centre’s exit.

Kerry Houghton, Operations Manager at Friends of PICU, said:

“Our Charity of the Year Partnership with Haskins Garden Centre, West End has been fantastic. Haskins’ support has been incredible throughout the year, resulting in the wonderful donations we have received to help us in our work supporting the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Southampton Children’s Hospital.

“In addition to this the Charity has also benefited from Haskins’ very kind donation of gifts throughout the year for the PICU unit and our fundraising.  There are no words to express how truly grateful we are, and we’re absolutely delighted to be their chosen Charity for 2023.”

Peter Callaway, General Manager at Haskins, said:

“At Haskins West End we select a chosen charity each year. For 2022, members of our team decided to support Friends of PICU and the amazing work they carry out through our fundraising activity.

“The brilliant team at Friends of PICU has been positive throughout the year, carrying out their invaluable work and helping so many people. Our team is proud to have raised a significant amount to help the charity continue the fantastic services they offer in our local community.”

Haskins West End will continue to support Friends of PICU as its 2023 Charity Partner of the Year.

Please visit www.haskins.co.uk for information on Haskins’ charitable giving and www.friendsofpicu.org.uk for further detail on the charity’s services and support in the county.