Latest news from Haskins West End

Wessex Cancer Trust’s wellness days

March 4, 2020

Haskins Garden Centre has donated over £5,500 to Wessex Cancer Trust, through its Charitable Fund, to allow the charity to run six wellness retreat days throughout the year. Beverley Stark-Halliwell, employee of Haskins, nominated the Wessex Cancer Trust for the grant after her sister received support from the charity. Sofie Bennett, director of development at…

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Create this winter warmer – rhubarb crumble recipe

March 4, 2020

Create this winter warmer with Haskins Garden Centres’ rhubarb crumble recipe. With a frosty nip still in the air, Haskins has created a rhubarb crumble recipe for gardeners to use with their homegrown rhubarb. Alasdair Urquhart, Haskins’ in-house plant expert, commented: “Rhubarb ‘Timperley Early’ is one of the earliest rhubarb varieties that can be ready…

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Haskins Garden Centre smashes fundraising target for local hospice

January 28, 2020

Haskins Garden Centre in West End has announced a fundraising total of £13,384 during 2019 for its nominated charity, Countess Mountbatten Hospice.   The West End centre has backed the charity since 2011 and has chosen to continue its support of the charity throughout 2020. To date, the centre has raised almost £28,000 and last…

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Haskins Garden Centre brings the community together with postcards of kindness

December 18, 2019

Haskins Garden Centre in West End has launched its Postcards of Kindness campaign, which has encouraged children from Tanners Brook Primary School to design their own special Christmas message for the patients of Countess Mountbatten Hospice, and the residents of the centre’s neighbours, Speedwell Court Care Home.   Pupils from Tanners Brook Primary School hand-crafted…

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Haskins Garden Centre spreads Christmas cheer to members of the community

December 5, 2019

Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill has donated a Christmas tree and decorations to Glen Vue Community Hub to spread Christmas cheer to more than 300 people that use the hub.   Members of the community aged from 50 to 102 rely on the centre’s services that are provided by Age UK East Grinstead & District.…

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Haskins Garden Centre to promote inclusivity this festive season

November 15, 2019

Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown is hosting a festive autism-friendly shopping night in partnership with Autism Wessex on Wednesday November 27 from 6.30pm to 8pm.   This free event is open exclusively to those affected by autism and their families and will allow attendees to enjoy Haskins’ festive activities, including crafts and the opportunity to…

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Haskins Garden Centre donates £2,500 to grow local child bereavement charity’s services

November 15, 2019

Haskins Garden Centre has donated £2,500 to Jigsaw (South East) through its Charitable Fund, enabling the charity to run a new support group and activity day for bereaved children in Sussex.   The charity was nominated by Haskins team member Toni Middleton from Haskins’ Snowhill centre. Toni explained: “Having lost my own mother at the…

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Haskins Garden Centre donates £8,000 to Southampton’s community farm

November 4, 2019

Haskins Garden centre has donated £8,000 to Oasis Down to Earth Farm in Southampton, allowing the community charity to purchase much needed garden tools and carry out refurbishments to the animal enclosures.   The charity was nominated by Haskins team member Sophie Menjou from Haskins’ West End centre, who became aware of the charity through…

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Haskins Garden Centre raises coffee cup to ‘Barista of the Year’

October 22, 2019

Charley Stoker, from Haskins Garden Centre in West End, has ‘bean’ announced as the firm’s Barista of the Year, after going head-to-head with team members.   Haskins hosts the annual competition to demonstrate the company’s dedication to coffee and to create a forum for team members from its centres based across the south, to learn…

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