Family gardening business supports dog charity

Cheque presentation to the Guide Dogs For The Blind from Hillier Garden Centres.
Cheque presentation to the Guide Dogs For The Blind from Hillier Garden Centres.
  • Hillier has raised almost £30k over the last two years
  • Money is going to Guide Dogs for the Blind and has sponsored a guide dog named Chelsea
  • Garden centre firm likes to give back to the community

A garden centre group has raised almost £30,000 for the Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Hillier Garden Centres, which has 12 stores across the south east including Hemel Hemsptead, has raised £29,765.18p over the last two years, through donations from customers and tireless effort from staff, since picking it as their sponsored cause.

The money raised has sponsored a guide dog named Chelsea through her training and prepared her to begin a life of helping her new owner.

Hillier garden centre director Chris Francis said: “Whilst we have been redeveloping our stores and pushing the business forward with our new gardening club, Hillier is still, at its heart, a compassionate family run business.

“We like to be able to give something back to the community which is why we choose a charity every two years to give our assistance to. I’m thrilled we’ve been able to raise so much for the Guide Dogs for the Blind.”