Charity Bells Fundraising Success
Barton Grange managing director Guy Topping was delighted to present five local charities with cheques raised from our Christmas Bells initiative on 29th March.
We pledged £2 from the sale of each of our Christmas bell baubles to good causes from across Lancashire. Each bell was tagged with the name of a different charity so customers could choose the cause closest to their hearts. A special in store display with leaflets on each charity was designed to help raise awareness about the vital work they all do across the county.
This year’s charities were Skiggle, Baby Beat, Lancashire Mind, Rosemere Cancer Foundation and Lancashire Wildlife Trust. Representatives from each organisation attended the garden centre for the special event which raised £8502.
Skiggle is a small, specialist charity based in Preston that provides family support and emergency care to those with disabilities or dementia.
Baby Beat funds specialist equipment, patient services and comforts, clinical care, local research and training so that maternity and gynaecology teams can offer the best possible outcomes for babies and mums in the Central Lancashire and Chorley area.
Lancashire Mind is an independent charity committed to making a difference to the mental health of people living and working in Lancashire.
Rosemere Cancer Foundation works in partnership with local clinical staff to achieve the best possible care for cancer patients in Lancashire and South Cumbria wherever they are treated.
Lancashire Wildlife Trust is the local arm of the Wildlife Trusts movement, the UK’s leading conservation charity dedicated to all wildlife.