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Charities We Have Supported

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 £321,000 for a range of good causes. This is a combined total raised by customers and staff at both our York and Scarborough Garden Centres and also includes donations from the partners of the business.

Thank you very much to everyone who has supported us with our fundraising over the years!

We’re pleased to announce that our Charity of the Year for 2020 is St Leonard’s Hospice, York and St Catherine’s Hospice, Scarborough. For more information on our fundraising and Charities for 2020, please click here

2020 – St Leonard’s Hospice, York and St Catherine’s, Scarborough

A huge thank you to everyone that supported us and these great charities throughout a very challenging 2020. We managed to raise £4,500 for St Leonard’s Hospice, York and £1,200 for St Catherine’s, Scarborough. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic hitting us in 2020, the decision was made to keep St Leonard’s Hospice, York and St Catherine’s Hospice, Scarborough as our Charity of the Year for 2021. We hope you will join us in supporting these two great charities and donate money where possible.

Picture taken January 2020, before the Coronavirus Pandemic and Lockdown

2019 – York Mind and Scarborough, Whitby & Ryedale Mind

The local branches of the Mind charities rely on the generosity of the public, so they can be there for those who need their support. Although local branches are affiliated with the national charity Mind, they independently raise and spend money in their local and surrounding areas.

The total amount raised at our York Garden Centre for York Mind was an amazing £16174.89, with our Scarborough Garden Centre raising a fantastic £4682.13 for Scarborough, Whitby & Ryedale Mind.

2018 – Macmillan Cancer Support

This is a combined total raised by customers and staff at both our York and Scarborough Garden Centre and a generous £4000 donation from the partners of the business, enabled us to hand over a cheque for £29,903.70 to Macmillan Cancer Support.



2017 – Yorkshire Air Ambulance

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! In 2017 a magnificent £26,755.11 was raised for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

2016 – British Heart Foundation

In 2016 we were very happy to raise a total of £21717.00 for British Heart Foundation!

2015 – Martin House Hospice, Candlelighters and Anthony Nolan

The two charities chosen our York branch in 2015 were Martin House Hospice & Candlelighters. In total we raised a fantastic £22029.70!

The 2015 charity nominated by our Scarborough branch was Anthony Nolan, for which a brilliant £9350.40 was raised.

2014 – York Blind & Partially Sighted Society and MS Society

In 2014, our York branch chose to raise money for York Blind & Partially Sighted Society. We were truly thrilled to raise £25217.60.

Our Scarborough branch supported Scarborough Multiple Sclerosis Society as their charity of the year in 2014, to raise a terrific £10959.63!

2013 – York Against Cancer and Yorkshire Cancer Research

Our York branch nominated local charity York Against Cancer as our Charity of the Year in 2013 and our Scarborough branch chose Yorkshire Cancer Research. The grand total raised at both branches was £27,529.86! 

£17293.71 raised at York for York Against Cancer and £10236.15 was raised at Scarborough for Yorkshire Cancer Research.