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Charity of the Year

Dean’s is proud of its roots in the community and we think its important to show our appreciation by supporting local charities. Every year our staff nominate a Charity of the Year and since 2002 we have raised over £265,000 for a range of good causes.

If you would like to find more about the charities we have raised money for in recent years, please click here.

2018 – Macmillan Cancer Support









Macmillan Cancer Support is delighted to have been nominated by the staff of Dean’s Garden Centre and chosen by the partners as their Charity of the Year for 2018.

Macmillan is a national charity with local impact.  Their services are provided nationally and tailored to the specific needs of local communities.  Almost 1 in 2 of us will receive a cancer diagnosis at some point in our lifetime and Macmillan know cancer can affect everything. Your body, your relationships, your money, everything. But they are there to help people live life, no matter what.

They give you the support you need to hold on to who you are and what’s important. They can be there for you during treatment, help with work and money worries and give you the time you need to talk about your feelings or whatever’s troubling you. Whether it’s everyday things like the cost to get to hospital during treatment or big stuff like explaining cancer to your children, they’ll do all they can to support you.

Here in North and East Yorkshire they are continuously investing in cancer services, like their iconic Macmillan nurses, palliative care team, advanced cancer care co-ordinators, benefits advisors and the head and neck cancer team to name just a few of the roles they fund.

But right now, they can’t reach everyone who needs them. Almost half of us will get cancer, and we need your help to make sure that people get the support they need to face one of the toughest fights of their lives.

For more information and support please visit www.macmillan.org.uk

For local fundraising support please contact Sarah Child, Fundraising Manager, York & North Yorkshire Coast schild@macmillan.org.uk or 07989933545

You can also follow them on Twitter @MacNEYorks and on Facebook @MacmillanInYorkshire



2017 – Yorkshire Air Ambulance

We’re absolutely thrilled to have raised a total of £26,755.11 for our 2017 charity of the year, Yorkshire Air Ambulance! This is a combined total raised by customers and staff at both our York and Scarborough Garden Centre and also includes a generous £2500 donation from the partners of the business.

Thank you very much to everyone who has helped us support this fantastic charity during the last year!

Several staff members from both our York and Scarborough branches were delighted to be given the chance to visit Nostell Air Support Unit to present our cheque to Yorkshire Air Ambulance!