Otter Garden Centre in Ottery St Mary is delighted to announce a total of over £3,300 raised for charity of the year, Brain Tumour Support.

The figure was achieved through a variety of fundraising activities, including the annual Christmas Wish Tree and collection cans at till points. The Otter team also put together a number of staff events such as quiz and bingo evenings which were all well supported.

Louise Gallard, head of fundraising at the charity visited the Ottery store with volunteer Jeanette Hackwell to meet with some of the charity team. She explained that the donation will be used to fund 66 specialists counselling sessions for clients.

The counselling service provides a confidential and secure place for people living with a brain tumour to discuss any feelings or issues that they may find difficult to handle.

Louise and Jeanette from Brain Tumour Support, with Ottery team members Kirsten, Jonathan and Carla

Otter Garden Centre’s Managing Director, Jacqui Taylor said “Brain Tumour Support is close to our hearts, a charity we’ve supported in the past in memory of one of our team members.

“We’re delighted that staff and customers at our Ottery branch continue to get behind our fundraising, enabling us to donate to such a good cause.”

Brain Tumour Support is uniquely dedicated to providing support for anyone affected by any type of brain tumour, at any point from diagnosis and for as long as support is needed.

As well as patients, the charity also supports families, carers and loved ones who are dealing day to day with the impact of a brain tumour. Services include one-to-one and group support, as well as online and telephone support and the specialist counselling.

To find out more about the amazing work Brain Tumour Support does, please visit their website: