The leading garden centre group has donated cuddly toy reindeers to a selection of charities and organisations for Christmas. It is hoped that the reindeers will help spread joy to those in need over the festive period.

Ferndown centre

  • Autism Wessex
  • Poole Hospital Children’s Outpatient Department

West End centre

  • Southampton Children’s Hospital
  • Countess Mountbatten Hospice
  • Honeypot House

Roundstone centre

  • Love Your Hospital, the dedicated charity of Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in aid of Worthing Hospital
  • The Lavinia Norfolk Centre Charitable Trust
  • More Radio’s Toy Appeal
  • Chestnut Tree House
  • Cancer United

Snowhill centre

  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • The Greenaway Residential Foundation

Lisa Looker, brand director at Haskins, commented: “In the lead up to Christmas, it’s great knowing that the reindeer will really make a difference to those in need, in particular the kids who find themselves in the unfortunate position of spending Christmas in hospital.”

Haskins has centres in Ferndown in Dorset, West End in Southampton and Roundstone and Snowhill in West Sussex. For more information visit