Christmas tree sale makes £1,250!

Christmas Tree Sale
From left: Doves Barn Nursery staff Clare, Simon, Esther Scott, Vanessa Fewell – Fundraising Coordinator for Jigsaw (South East), Steven and Malcolm

Doves Barn Nursery raises £1,250 for local bereavement charity Jigsaw (South East) by donating a percentage of every Christmas tree sold.

Local garden centre and family business Doves Barn Nursery has just handed over a cheque for £1,250 to Jigsaw (South East), which supports children who have lost or are preparing to lose a loved one through serious illness.

Owner Clive Fowler offered to donate a percentage of every single Christmas tree sold (a grand total of 4,500 trees) from the Copthorne-based nursery throughout the festive period.

Speaking at the cheque presentation on Mon 11th January 2016, Assistant Manager Esther Scott said:

“We often focus on the person who is ill or dying and it can be easy to forget about the ones they are leaving behind. Whether they are siblings or other relatives, they are the people it is hardest on. It is so important that those who are left behind to get support – we’re great believers in Jigsaw (South East).”

Based at East Court Mansion in East Grinstead since 2006, the charity offers

support to children and young people who have a family member with a serious, life-limiting condition. It also provides grief support to children and young people who have experienced the death of a significant family member through illness, accident, suicide or murder (through support groups in Woking, Reigate and Guildford and East Grinstead).

Carolyn Steer, Business Development Manager for Jigsaw (South East), said:

“We are thrilled to have been selected by Doves Barn Nursery as the lucky recipients of their charity Christmas tree scheme – this money will be directly channelled into our work with grief-stricken families as well as those who are facing terminal illness throughout Surrey and Sussex. As a small charity, we really do rely upon support from generous individuals and organisations such as Doves Barn Nursery to enable us to continue our invaluable work in the community.”

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