Haskins Garden Centre in West End is celebrating after being nominated by Countess Mountbatten Hospice for a ‘Lifetime Support Award.
The popular garden centre has supported the charity since 2011 and has helped raise almost £15,000 to date. Haskins has helped raise awareness for the charity by hosting events, which over the years has included ‘Royal Hascot,’ ‘Blooming Beauties’ and numerous children’s themed events. Staff members have also participated in individual charitable challenges. Over the years, the centre has also collected donations in its Wishing Well with coins thrown into the centre’s outdoor water features.
Countess Mountbatten Hospice is a charity providing care to those with life-limiting illnesses. The hospice also serves those in the wider community by caring for in excess of 720,000 local people.
Rachel Rawlings, corporate engagement and partnerships fundraiser at Countess Mountbatten Hospice, commented: “Haskins has been huge supporters of the hospice for eight years now and have raised almost £15,000 in this time, which is just amazing! We really appreciate all of the hard work and enthusiasm the team has put in over the years and it was only natural that they be nominated for our first ever ‘Lifetime Support Award.”
Haskins has been invited to attend the charity’s Corporate Awards Evening on Thursday January 24 at Blake Morgan LLP in Chandler’s Ford.
James Varney, assistant general manager at Haskins Garden Centre in West End, added: “We are delighted to be nominated for this award and are looking forward to attending the Corporate Awards Evening to celebrate. I’m very grateful to the West End team for working so hard within the centre to help raise funds for the charity over the years.”
Money raised by the garden centre enables Countess Mountbatten Hospice to continue to provide free, compassionate care and support to adults with life-limiting illnesses, their families and carers, a service that costs over £6 million to provide each year.