Dobbies at Milngavie raises £43k for teenage charity

Dobbies Garden Centre at Milngavie has raised an 
impressive £43,000 this year for the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) charity.

Tuesday, 29th December 2020, 10:21 am
Grace Higgins of TCT with Freddie, the star of Dobbies festive ad campaign

This has ensured the company overall has hit a major fundraising milestone, reaching more than £1 million UK-wide.

Teenage Cancer Trust is Dobbies’ National Charity Partner and is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young people aged 13 to 24 diagnosed with cancer – currently seven every single day.

Over the years, the fundraising efforts have been led by team members, including those from the Milngavie store, with money also raised from paper carrier bag purchases and the sale of the dedicated TCT rose.

Graeme Jenkins, CEO at Dobbies, said: “We take great pride in our ongoing partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust and we are extremely proud to mark this fundraising milestone.

“Our team members in Milngavie have raised an incredible amount of money which will make a real difference, and we are looking forward to continuing these efforts in the new year.

Kate Collins, Chief Executive, Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “Raising £1million is no mean feat - it’s an incredible achievement and the team at Dobbies should feel very, very, proud of themselves.

“The money they’ve worked so hard to fundraise is already having a truly life-changing effect on the lives of teenagers and young people with cancer across the UK. It means that we’ve been able to provide young people with expert nurses to support them through treatment, dedicated youth workers to help them cope with anxiety and isolation, and a network of other young people to chat to.”

This year, Dobbies and TCT are thanking local heroes. Tying in with Dobbies’ Christmas advertising campaign, ‘not your average garden centre’, both organisations are celebrating ‘not your average people’, with gifts for those who have supported their local community in 2020.