We were delighted to once again receive a fabulous donation of £4,230 from Squire’s Garden Centres. The funds were gathered from proceeds of the Government’s 5p carrier bag tax, raised by Squire’s over the last two years.
Sarah Squire, chairman of the company said she is “so pleased” they are able to give the money to Greenfingers.
She added: “It is an amazing charity which helps children and their families by creating beautiful and inspiring gardens and outdoor spaces at hospices across the country.”
Linda Petrons, Director of Fundraising and Communications for the charity, said: “On behalf of us all at Greenfingers, I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Sarah and the team at Squire’s for supporting our work once again.
“With seven Greenfingers gardens currently in the planning stages, this generous donation will go a long way to ensuring our work, creating well-designed and inspiring gardens in children’s hospices, will enable more life-limited children and their families to create precious outside memories together.”
Squire’s has donated the government’s carrier bag tax to Greenfingers Charity for the last five years.
The carrier bag charge has now increased from 5p to 10p. We are delighted to know that Squire’s will continue to donate all proceeds from the carrier bag charge to Greenfingers Charity.