Haskins Garden Centre’s Snowhill brings festive cheer to Home-Start

Haskins Snowhill Garden Centre in Crawley has donated 50 Christmas Bears to local charity Home-Start, as part of the centre’s annual festive charity scheme.

Home-Start CHAMS is an independent charity offering practical support to families in the regions of Crawley, Horsham, and Mid-Sussex. Home-Start offers home-visiting volunteer support to families with children under five that require assistance in building better lives for their children.

David Lilly, General Manager of Haskins Snowhill Garden Centre, said:

“The team at Snowhill is delighted to continue to support important causes in our local area by donating these wonderful cuddly toys to Home-Start CHAMS.

“Our Snowhill centre is closely connected to the local community, and we have a real desire to help those that need it however we can. Home Start is a cause close to our hearts, so it brings myself and the team immense pride to be supporting such a brilliant organisation in spreading some festive joy this year .”

Home-Start Crawley, Horsham, and Mid Sussex carry out a variety of work, but the heart of their aid centres on home visiting volunteer support. Volunteers help families with young children deal with any challenges they may face during their parental journey. The charity supports parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence, and build better lives for their children.

Alyson Smith, Business and Fundraising Manager from Home-Start CHAMS, said:

“Haskins Garden Centre’s contribution to our festive work this Christmas is hugely appreciated by everyone at Home-Start CHAMS.

“Many families are facing additional challenges this winter as the cost-of-living crisis continues to impact new parents and their young children. It’s a difficult time for many, so this donation is greatly appreciated and means we can ensure children we support don’t miss out on the festivities at the most wonderful time of the year.”

In total, Haskins has donated over 500  cuddly toys to charities across the south this festive season, as part of a continuing mission to support the local communities in which each centre sits.