Stewarts Garden Centres fundraise for a nominated charity every year as we aim to support our community. Our generous customers have raised a phenomenal amount for many different charities over the years and nominated many wonderful causes for 2020.
Dorset Mind are a pioneering local charity that has been supporting local people with mental health challenges since 1946. They educate, challenge mental health stigma and inequality, and promote recovery by empowering individuals to develop resilience.
Dorset Mind’s support groups, counselling and accredited befriending service help people regain social skills. They also deliver educational wellbeing programmes for schools and workplaces and provide volunteer opportunities across all areas of their organisation.
Abby’s Heroes help and support children and their families, including bereaved families, who come under the care of the Piam Brown and the Teenagers and Young Adults (TYA) wards at Southampton General Hospital. The catchment for these wards covers the south of England as it is a centre of excellence for children’s oncology.
As a family that has passed through this ward, we are acutely aware of what a traumatic and frightening journey it can be for both the child and their families. The child’s life is completely taken over by the diagnosis of childhood cancer and their family’s worlds are thrown into utter chaos and panic as they watch their child go through the rigours of treatment.
Abby’s Heores offer financial and practical help as well as the opportunity to make lasting memories for the children and their families. Bereaved families may be given grants to help give parents time to grieve. Days out and fun memory-making grants will also be given, which will allow the families a chance to do something together.