Dobbies Garden Centres has hit a major fundraising milestone, raising more than £1m for UK-wide charity, Teenage Cancer Trust.
Teenage Cancer Trust is Dobbies’ National Charity Partner, having established a formal partnership in 2019 and collaborating on a number of projects since 2014.
Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the seven young people aged 13 to 24 diagnosed with cancer every day.
Over the years, the fundraising efforts have been led by Dobbies’ team members at each of the stores across the UK, plus from paper carrier bag purchases and the sale of the dedicated Teenage Cancer Trust rose.
Graeme Jenkins, CEO at Dobbies, said: “We take great pride in our ongoing partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust and we are extremely proud to mark this fundraising milestone. The incredible work of the charity inspires our team members nationwide and we are looking forward to continuing these efforts in the new year.”
This year, Dobbies and Teenage Cancer Trust are thanking local heroes across the UK. Tying in with Dobbies’ Christmas advertising campaign, positioning Dobbies as ‘not your average garden centre’, both organisations are celebrating ‘not your average people’, with gifts given to those who have supported their local community in 2020.