Fundraising Totals for 2017

How much fundraising did we do?

Each year, Otter Garden Centres pledges to carry out fundraising for charities. Over the years we have supported a wide range of charities to help them continue with their important work.

During 2017, each branch chose to raise funds for very local charities. Fundraising is coordinated by in-branch teams who work hard to raise as much money as they can during the year.

Here are the charities and the totals raised by each branch at the end of the year:

Ottery St Mary

Fundraising through the annual Memory Tree, donations from visitors to Santa’s Grotto, staff events including quizzes and a raffle.


  • Devon Air Ambulance: £4,470.00

Various fundraising events including ‘Guess the Number of Peanuts in the Jar’, an impressive head shave and generous customer donations to a very popular animated reindeer display at Christmas.


Jeremiah’s Journey supports children from Plymouth and the immediate surrounding area who have experienced or are anticipating the death of someone special.

Funds raised through a variety of staff events and customer donations.

WincantonOtter Wincanton fundraising team

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance: £1026.43

Donations to the animated reindeer display at Christmas, staff fundraising events.


  • Various charities: £400

Charities include Oakhaven Hospice Trust, which provides specialist palliative care and support to those facing life-limiting illness and their loved ones in both a home and hospice setting; Simon Says, which supports Hampshire children and young people up to the age of 18 years who has a significant person in their life who has died or is dying; and Guide Dogs for the Blind:.

Funds raised through sweet sales and collecting tins.


The charities chosen for 2018 are: Ottery St Mary, Alzheimer’s Society; Torbay, Devon Air Ambulance Trust; Plymouth; Dementia Friendly Parishes around Yealm; Wincanton, Yeovil Freewheelers; Lymington will continue fundraising for their local charities.