A Twyford garden centre has announced that two charities will be the beneficiaries of a series of fundraising events over the next year. Hare Hatch Sheeplands on London Road will be supporting the blood cancer charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and The Chiltern Centre, a local charity for disabled children.
As well as selling merchandise in support of the charities, the centre will donate £1.25 from every canvas bag sold. Staff will also be taking on the 'Three Peaks Challenge' on 28 June for the two charities. The 16 fearless colleagues will attempt to climb three highest mountains in the UK - Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon – in just 24 hours. A fundraising bike ride from London to Brighton is also planned.
Andrew Cardy, who is Director at Hare Hatch Sheeplands and will be heading up the 'Three Peaks Challenge', said: "Hare Hatch Sheeplands is owned by local Twyford people who always try to play a part in the community in which they live and work. Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is close to the heart of a staff member, which is why it was selected."
Kate White, Director of Fundraising at Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, said: "We are very grateful to Hare Hatch Sheeplands for naming us as one of their charity partners. They have a great range of fundraising events lined up and the money raised will go towards finding better treatments and cures for leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma."
Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research was previously known as Leukaemia Research. The charity, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2010, has changed its name to raise awareness of its longstanding commitment to research into all the blood cancers, including lymphoma and myeloma - not just leukaemia.
To sponsor the staff's three peaks fundraising challenge, go to www.sponsor-me.org/harehatchsheeplands3peaks