Squire’s Garden Centres has donated £4,230 to Greenfingers, a charity which builds gardens at hospices for children and their families. The donation represents the proceeds of the government’s 5p carrier bag tax which has been raised by Squire’s over the last two years.
Sarah Squire, chairman of Squire’s Garden Centres, said: “I am so pleased we are able to give this money to Greenfingers. It is an amazing charity which helps children and their families by creating beautiful and inspiring gardens and outdoor spaces at hospices across the country.”
Linda Petrons, director of fundraising and communications at Greenfingers Charity, added: “On behalf of us all at Greenfingers Charity, I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Sarah and the team at Squire’s for supporting our work once again. With seven Greenfingers gardens currently in the planning stages, this generous donation will go a long way to ensuring our work, creating well-designed and inspiring gardens in children’s hospices, will enable more life-limited children and their families to create precious outside memories together.”
Squire’s has donated the government’s carrier bag tax to Greenfingers Charity for the last five years. The carrier bag charge has now increased from 5p to 10p. Squire’s will continue to donate all proceeds from the carrier bag charge to Greenfingers Charity.