Dean's Garden Centre chooses two hospices as its charities of the year for 2020

A Scarborough garden centre business is supporting two local hospices in its charity of the year scheme.

By Steve Bambridge
Monday, 10th February 2020, 4:37 pm
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 4:38 pm

Dean’s Garden Centre, a family-run business with centres in York and Scarborough, has chosen Saint Catherine’s in Scarborough and St Leonard’s Hospice in York as its charities of the year.

A spokesperson from Dean’s said: “We are looking forward to working with both St Leonard’s Hospice and Saint Catherine’s over the next 12 months. We last supported St Leonard’s and Saint Catherine’s 10 years ago, raising a total of £16,908.40.

“We are sure with the support from staff members, customers and suppliers we will again be able to raise a fantastic amount of money for the charities, allowing them to provide care and support for local people.

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Members of the team at Deans Garden Centre in Scarborough. Manager Jim Cockerton is pictured third from the right and Emma Bailey, charity coordinator, is second from the right.

“We will be holding prize grids and quizzes throughout the year, as well as the ever-popular book stall. Every penny really will make a huge difference.”

Naomi Blades, fundraising team leader at Saint Catherine’s, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be chosen by Dean’s Garden Centre in Scarborough as charity of the year. We’re really looking forward to working together in the year ahead and believe this will be a fantastic partnership, which will help raise much-needed funds for patient care.”

Kathryn Craven, corporate and community fundraiser at St Leonard’s, said: “We are delighted to be working with Dean’s once again and very grateful to have been chosen as the York branch’s charity of the year. They’re a very proactive team with lots of great fundraising ideas so we’re sure the two centres will raise lots of money for their local hospices!”