The team at Haskins in Roundstone partnered with West Park Primary School and Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice for a festive colouring project.
The garden centre created and printed a paper bauble template and provided this to the school for the children to decorate at the beginning of the month. Each child donated £1 to join in with the project, helping to raise money for the school library. The decorated baubles have now arrived at Chestnut Tree House, the school’s chosen charity.
Haskins also provided the school with string and pegs in order to make the baubles into a garland. A total of £308.45 was raised through the festive colouring project for the school library fund. In addition, Haskins donated a reindeer cuddly toy to each class in the school. Teachers were responsible for selecting one coloured bauble per class, to be given one of the reindeers.
Lisa Looker, brand director at Haskins Garden Centre, commented: “It’s been great working with West Park Primary School on such a thoughtful project and supporting them with their Christmas fundraising activities. We’re so pleased to hear that the baubles, complete with personal messages on the back of each bauble, are now on display at Chestnut Tree House to spread festive cheer to children at the hospice this Christmas.”
Caroline Roberts-Quigley, community fundraiser at Chestnut Tree House, commented: “We are so grateful to receive these beautifully decorated baubles from West Park Primary School and Haskins. We had a special lighting of our Christmas tree last week with The Snowman and some of our children and their families, and it was lovely to see the baubles on display. We’d love to work with the school and Haskins to make this festive colouring project an annual event.
“In addition to £308.45 raised from this creative project, we were delighted to receive a cheque for £815.05 from West Park Primary School, following their nativity collection. The total amount raised (£1,123.50) will pay for almost four hours of Chestnut Tree House’s care services, both at the hospice and in families’ own homes, which will make such a difference.”