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Squire's donates plastic bag charge to charity

Published: 10 May 2016

Squire's Garden Centres has given £1,829.08 to the charity Greenfingers from the carrier bag charge.

Squire's donates plastic bag charge to charity

The 5p carrier bag charge came into effect on October 5, 2015, and since then Squire's has dedicated the proceeds from this charge to the charity Greenfingers, who create inspiring and magical gardens for children in hospices around the UK.

Squire's Deputy Chairman Sarah Squire commented: "When the government first introduced the carrier bag charge we chose the charity Greenfingers to benefit from this, as they create amazing gardens for children and their families to enjoy in hospices around the country, at a time when these families are facing huge challenges. We are delighted to support them by passing on the proceeds from this charge."

Head of Fundraising at Greenfingers Linda Petrons added "We would like to thank Squire's Garden Centres for choosing to support Greenfingers through the carrier bag charge. This wonderful donation will go towards our A Million Moments Appeal which aims to raise £1m to enable us to bring the gift of a garden to at least 5,000 more children and their families who spend time in hospices right across the UK."

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10 May 2016 01:01:00
By Chris Fosbury
Is this news?????????
We have been donating our carrier bag charges to charity in Wales for years!

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