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Wincanton charity total for Yeovil Freewheelers EVS

Otter Garden Centre in Wincanton has announced the charity total raised during 2018 for charity of the year, Yeovil Freewheelers. We are delighted to reveal that the final amount came to just under £2,000. How we did it Funds were raised through collecting tins at the tills and four door collections manned by members of […]

Ottery St Mary charity total for Alzheimer’s Society

Supporting the fight against dementia The charity team at Otter Garden Centres in Ottery St Mary has revealed the total raised for 2018 charity of the year, Alzheimer’s Society. This came to just over £8,000 and beats last year’s charity total. The money will help fund services across Devon as well as important research into […]

Christmas Tree for Redhills Primary

Christmas cheer! We were delighted to donate a Christmas tree to Redhills Primary School in Exeter. The school wrote to us with their request telling us that they only had an old artificial tree, which, in their words, had ‘seen better days’! They also told us that the school hadn’t had a real Christmas tree […]

Christmas Memory Trees

Each year, we put up Memory Trees to support the fundraising we carry out for our chosen charities. The idea behind a memory tree is to remember loved ones at Christmas time. People like to use the tree to remember: Parents Relatives Friends Pets Ottery St Mary Memory Tree In our Ottery St Mary Garden […]

Christmas Card Competition – Plymouth

Our annual ‘Design a Christmas Card’ competition run together with Radio Plymouth was a runaway success! The standard of entries this year made it really tough to choose a winner – but after much thinking we narrowed it down to one winner and two runners up. Congratulations to winner Ruby from Laira Green School. Her […]

Sponsorship – Ottery St Mary Table Tennis Club

Sponsorship for extra shirts! Our Ottery St Mary garden centre has provided sponsorship for additional club shirts for Ottery St Mary Table Tennis Club after the club experienced unexpected growth. We originally helped the club with new shirts for the existing three teams in 2017 – but after more players signed up, members realised more […]

Brave the Shave Take 2

Brave the Shave for DAAT For the second year in a row, Richard Vanstone from our Torbay garden centre had his head shaved to raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance. The shave was part of our Torbay garden centre’s fundraising for chosen charity of the year, the much loved air ambulance service. Event organiser, Julia […]

Silver Awards for Otter Preserves

Preserves go Silver! Blackcurrant jam and marmalade made at Otter Garden Centres scooped silver in the Producers category at the recent Food Drink Devon Awards. The preserves are made in the kitchens at the garden centre in Ottery St Mary by Liz Lee and her team using traditional methods with a high fruit ratio. Liz […]

Charity Fundraising – Torbay

Charity Fundraising Headshave Our three Devon garden centres, in Ottery St Mary, Plymouth and Torbay, are all organising charity fundraising events for Devon Air Ambulance Trust this year. Our Torbay garden centre also supported the charity in 2017, raising almost £4,500 through a series of inventive fundraising events. One of the most memorable events was […]

Welcoming Groundwork South

Groundwork South visit to Otter Garden Centres Our Torbay branch was recently pleased to welcome Groundwork South to the growing nurseries for a talk and demonstration by our Head Nurseryman, Nick Raisey. National charity Groundwork aims to improve the quality of life in communities that had been neglected and to promote their sustainable development. Groundwork […]