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Garden Gathering is a brand new fundraising initiative for Parkinson’s UK

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Garden Gathering is a brand new fundraising initiative for Parkinson’s UK – encouraging people to have ‘mini festivals’ in their gardens or open spaces this summer, raising money for vital research into Parkinson’s – a progressive neurological condition for which there is currently no cure.

Find out more here https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/garden-gathering

Snowhill’s Haskins Garden Centre nominates Alzheimer’s Society as its Charity of the Year

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Snowhill’s Haskins Garden Centre nominates Alzheimer’s Society as its Charity of the YearThe team at Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill has announced it will be putting all its fundraising efforts towards supporting Alzheimer’s Society this year.

Employees as the Centre aim to raise several thousands of pounds by running many events throughout the year as well as offering the charity the opportunity to host information and awareness evenings.

David Lilly, centre manager at Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill commented: “Myself and the team are absolutely thrilled to be supporting such a worthy cause for 2017. According to statistics there are more than 14,000 people living with dementia in West Sussex and therefore we would really like to help raise awareness of the condition among our customers and in the wider area.

“We hope to be hosting lots of events throughout the year and would encourage local people to get involved when they can.”

Jess Hillicks, Alzheimer’s Society community fundraiser for West Sussex, added: “It’s great that the Snowhill team is giving 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 businesses like Haskins Garden Centre to help us continue our vital work so that Alzheimer’s Society can continue leading the fight against dementia.”

Haskins Garden Centres are located in Ferndown in Dorset, West End in Southampton and Roundstone and Snowhill in West Sussex. For more information, visit www.haskins.co.uk.