Squires bring festive cheer to Woking Hospice

Squires Garden Centre in Woking, a long-time supporter of Woking & Sam Beare Hospices, had patients and staff in the festive mood last week as they delivered and decorated a new Christmas Tree for Woking Hospice.

Having been selected as Squires’ chosen charity for the third year in a row, newly appointed manager of 3 months, Ed Ridgeon was keen to give the Hospices his full support, “We believe it to be extremely important to get behind the Hospices and do whatever we can to support them. We particularly enjoy working with their friendly and enthusiastic team and hope to raise a great deal throughout the year.”

He added “This year we have donated a Christmas tree and decorations, which my colleagues came to personally decorate and for the top of the tree, we built and painted a birdbox with the Hospice colours and Dove logo to add a personalised touch.”

“Earlier in November we provided the popular Santa’s Grotto at the Hospices’ Christmas Fair and most recently, my first large event since starting as General Manager at Squires took place when the Grotto was officially opened with Santa Claus’ arrival on a beautiful horse drawn carriage, serenaded by pupils from Horsell Junior School. The Santa’s Grotto will now be open every Saturday and Sunday and all donations from visitors will go to Woking & Sam Beare Hospices.”

Corporate Fundraiser, Anita Avery said “We would like to thank Squires for their support over the years, we are very grateful to them for once again making us their chosen charity and look forward to continue working with them. Thank you to Jules and Sue from Squires for coming in today and for all their effort in decorating the tree, it looks fantastic and is a lovely addition to the Hospice reception.”

Every weekend until Sunday 20th December, customers can support Squire’s in their fundraising efforts for the Hospices at their Santa’s Grotto, where each child will receive a gift in return for a donation.

For more information about the Santa’s Grotto at Squires Garden centre see our events section here.

To find out more about the Woking Squires Garden Centre visit their official website.