Heighley Gate Garden Centre recently presented St Oswald’s with a cheque for over £4,400 from their 2016 fundraising endeavours.
During 2016 the Morpeth based garden centre held a series of fundraising events such as a 12 days of Christmas raffle, an old MacDonald themed party and a classic car show hosted jointly with N.E.C.P.W.A North (North of England Classic and Pre War Automobiles).
The centre's General Manager, Adrian Drake, is delighted with the amount of money his team raised last year and is passionate about the relationship his store shares with the Hospice. Adrian said:
Simply put, we support the Hospice because we’re in a position to do so. We have a long and proud history of working closely with St Oswald’s to promote the fantastic work they do and once one member of the team wants to help raise money, the whole team wants to join in. We’re always ready, willing and able to do anything we can to raise awareness, support and money for an exceptionally good charity.
The stores Customer Experiences Officer, Leah Grimwood, recently won a company award for being their 'national charity champion' and this was in part due to her fundraising for St Oswald’s. Leah commented:
"We've supported the Hospice for a number of years now and winning my charity champion award was a proud and humbling moment and has spurred me on to want to do even more to support the Hospice in 2017.”
Our Community Fundraiser, Danielle Callender, who works closely with the garden centre, was thrilled with the fundraising efforts of the team.
We really value the relationship we’ve built over the years with Heighley Gate. The entire team have been truly dedicated, hardworking and loyal supporters of the Hospice and are very proactive and enthusiastic about all of the fundraising they do for us. The whole team have a fantastic ethos when it comes to charity fundraising and they’re always very innovative with all of their ideas. For a number of years Heighley Gate have been committed to raising funds for us and 2016 was no exception. We’re so appreciative of all the fantastic support we receive from them and we hope to continue to enjoy working with them for many more years to come.
Heighley Gate have already made a strong start to 2017 by raising over £1,000 for St Oswald’s in a special Valentine’s themed raffle this month.
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