Popular garden centre raises more than £3,350 for Alzheimer’s Society

Haskins Garden Centre in Crawley has raised £3,363.86 for its charity partner, Alzheimer’s Society.

The Snowhill garden centre selected to support the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity throughout 2017. Employees at the centre raised funds and awareness for the charity by hosting events throughout the year, as well as participating in individual charitable challenges.

During 2017 the garden centre held a popular Quiz Night and also a Cake Sale and Tombola. At the end of the year, the centre also held a Christmas Family Night to encourage further donations for the charity.

The Haskins team has recently announced that it will be supporting Alzheimer’s Society for another year. As the centre’s nominated ‘Charity of the Year,’ employees aim to raise several thousands of pounds by continuing to run events and fundraising activities.

Snowhill’s centre manager, David Lilly, commented: “We are delighted with the final amount raised for Alzheimer’s Society. We worked hard within the centre to raise money for the charity through a range of activities and hope that through our support, we can help inspire change and advanced research. We look forward to supporting the charity for another year.”

Jess Hillicks, West Sussex community fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Society, welcomed the Snowhill centre’s decision to support the charity. Jess commented: “It’s wonderful news that Haskins is continuing to give its time to support Alzheimer’s Society. Dementia can happen to anyone and there is currently no cure. But with the right support, people can live well with dementia. As a charity, we rely on the generosity of organisations like Haskins to help us continue our vital work to continue leading the fight against dementia.

“We are thrilled that Haskins Garden Centre has chosen to fundraise for us for a second year. Staff and customers have raised an incredible amount of money in the last year and I can’t wait to see what the next 12 months will bring.”