Squire’s Garden Centres has given £1,829.08 to the charity Greenfingers from the carrier bag charge.
The 5p carrier bag charge came into effect on October 5 2015, and since then Squire’s has dedicated the proceeds from this charge to the charity Greenfingers, who create gardens for children in hospices around the UK.
Squire’s deputy chairman Sarah Squire commented; “When the government first introduced the carrier bag charge we chose the charity Greenfingers to benefit from this, as they create amazing gardens for children and their families to enjoy in hospices around the country, at a time when these families are facing huge challenges. We are delighted to support them by passing on the proceeds from this charge.”
Linda Petrons, head of fundraising at Greenfingers, added: “We would like to thank Squire’s Garden Centres for choosing to support Greenfingers through the carrier bag charge. This wonderful donation will go towards our A Million Moments Appeal which aims to raise £1m to enable us to bring the gift of a garden to at least 5,000 more children and their families who spend time in hospices right across the UK.”
Squire’s Garden Centres is a family-owned horticultural business that operates 15 centres across Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire, Middlesex, north and west London. It celebrates its 80th anniversary this year.
l-r: Sarah Squire, Linda Petrons and Colin Squire