Dobbies seeks charity for 150th anniversary

This year Dobbies Garden Centres celebrates its 150th anniversary. To mark this milestone, the retailer is looking for a national anniversary charity partner that champions the benefits of gardening for either the environment or to benefit good causes.?In its long history Dobbies has grown to be one the leading garden centre groups in the UK and is known for its horticultural expertise and quality gardening products.

Andy King, Managing Director of Dobbies said: ?As we celebrate 150 years of gardening, it makes sense to partner with a charity that shares our passion and recognises the power of getting things growing. In June, we?ll be holding a special event across our 35 stores to mark the occasion with the proceeds going to the appointed charity partner.?

Dobbies is delighted to have raised over ?350,000 for local and national charities in the last financial year. Through various fundraising initiatives and anniversary events, Dobbies aims to raise ?50,000 for the chosen charity anniversary partner.

How to apply: An application form can be downloaded here. The deadline for applications is 20th February 2015. Three finalist charities will be selected and public voting via social media and in-store will launch on 9th March 2015. The anniversary charity partner will be announced after voting closes on 23rd March 2015.

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