Haskins Ferndown prepares for Bournemouth Half Marathon

by | Sep 2, 2018 | Chains, News | 0 comments

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Four employees working at Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown are training for the Bournemouth Half Marathon.
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They will be raising money for Autism Wessex.
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General manager Simon Hallam, customer services assistant team leader Pauline Oxford, admin assistant Ellie Trickett and customer service assistant Ruby Johnson are running on Sunday October 7.
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They?ll be joined by Pauline?s daughter, Claire, and husband, David, making a total of a team of six.
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Simon Hallam commented: ?Our training is going well. Each team member is following their own dedicated training plan and enjoying challenge!
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“Three members of our team have never run this distance before. They are enjoying the support of their colleagues to meet their weekly goals.?
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Haskins Ferndown supporting Autism Wessex all year

The Ferndown garden centre is supporting Autism Wessex as its ?Charity of the Year? throughout 2018.
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The centre aims to raise several thousands of pounds for the charity. They are also allowing space for Autism Wessex to host information and awareness evenings to raise donations.
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Autism Wessex provides high quality specialist services for adults and children affected. According to statistics there are around 700,000 people affected by autism in the UK.
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Thomas Johnston, fundraising manager at Autism Wessex, commented: ?We?d like to say a big thank you and good luck to Simon, Ellie, Pauline, Ruby, Claire and David for their marathon fundraising efforts.
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“We?ve been blown away by the generosity of Haskins customers. The dedication of the team at Haskins to find different ways to support us in our landmark 50th year.
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?It?s only with the support and fundraising of organisations like Haskins that we are able to provide specialist advice.?
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Haskins in Ferndown has raised ?1,257 so far this year for Autism Wessex and raised 4,548.03 for Dorset Mind last year. Haskins nominates a different local charity each year.
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The Bournemouth Half follows the Full Marathon route and takes in both Boscombe and Bournemouth piers along a coastal route.
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