Dobbies Garden Centre Milton Keynes is to launch this year’s community programme by selecting its local charity partner.
Dobbies is keen to team up with an organisation who has strong local roots and works with the community close to its store in Milton Keynes.
The charity will then have the opportunity to fundraise in-store from the beginning of March.
Steven Purton, Community Champion at Dobbies Milton Keynes said: “We have a strong commitment to the local community, this continues again this year as we look to partner with an inspiring local charity. As a company, over the last twelve months, our stores and customers helped raise more than £60k for our local partners, so we’re excited begin our charitable work for the year ahead.”
For the first time, rather than a national charity, Dobbies’ Local Charity Partners will benefit from the 5p plastic bag charge to boost fundraising efforts.
Charities that apply will be asked to fundraise within the store as much as possible and the opportunity to hold fundraising days will also be available for Local Partners that can support them.
The leading garden centre retailer is also encouraging customers to tell charities close to their hearts about the opportunity available to them at their local store.
> How to apply:
An application form is available to complete online at www.dobbies.com. All interested charities must apply by 4pm on February 19.
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