Emily's Star announced as Dobbies' charity partner

Dobbies Milton Keynes has announced its new charity partner as Emily's Star.

Wednesday, 16th March 2016, 7:00 am

The charity was created in memory of Emily Elizabeth who tragically died aged 26 days old from Edwards Syndrome.

Over the past few years, charities have held events in Dobbies such as fun days with cupcake decorating and fancy dress competitions to raise money.

Steven Purton, Community Champion for Dobbies Milton Keynes, said: “As a store, we’re really excited to begin working with Emily’s Star and to see what new and inspiring ideas they have. Our customers have always been incredibly generous, and I know this is a cause they will be keen to rally behind.”

For the first time, Dobbies’ Local Charity Partners will also be benefitting from the 5p carrier bag charge, which will give fundraising efforts an extra boost.

Last year, Dobbies Milton Keynes teamed up with Keech Hospice Care to raise over £600.

The leading garden centre retailer has national charity partnerships to complement their local fundraising programme, and is proud to have recently raised over £171,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust over the Christmas period.