Maggie’s announced as Hillier Charity of the Year

Friday 1 February

Maggie’s announced as Hillier Charity of the Year

Maggie’s is pleased to announce a new charity partnership for 2019-20 with Hillier, who have 12 garden centres across the South region, a wholesale nursery based in Hampshire, and is the largest tree grower in the UK. Hillier are also the most successful exhibitor in the history of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, having been awarded 73 consecutive gold medals. 

Hillier hopes to support Maggie’s over the next two years both through fundraising and by offering expertise and time to directly support the centres. Maggie’s is building a new centre in Southampton in 2019, located in close proximity to a number of Hillier Garden Centres. Hillier hope to support this new location by raising awareness of the great work they do, helping bring Maggie’s to the South.

George Hillier, Head of Property at Hillier, commented:

We are proud to besupporting Maggie’s as our charity partner. The work they do at their centres to support all those affected by cancer is so important and we want to help raise awareness as well as funds for them.

Gemma McKnight, Centre Fundraising Manager at Maggie’s, adds:

We are delighted and proud to have been chosen as Hillier's charity partner. Maggie’s is a charity solely reliant on donations to support and grow our network of centres. Money raised from this partnership will help us move one step closer to bringing a Maggie’s to the South and to make the biggest difference possible to people living with cancer and their family and friends.