We are delighted to announce that Merryhatton Garden Centre, one of SiMBA's Corporate Partners for 2017 have raised an incredible £2341.

Helen MacDonald said "As a local garden centre it is important for us to have an active role in the community, supporting local charities and community groups where we can. The main focus of our community support is through our Charity of the year Scheme. This allows us to focus all our fundraising efforts on one local charity year, making the support we can offer as effective as possible.

We were delighted to work with SiMBA as our Charity of the Year 2017! We hope that by working with them we managed to help raise awareness of their valuable work within the local community and further afield. SiMBA is a charity that really touched the hearts of the team at Merryhatton, we were warmed and encouraged by the enthusiasm and hard work carried out by the team at SiMBA. It was great to work alongside a group that were so involved and supportive of our fundraising, joining us at events to help up spread awareness of the work SiMBA does."

Gillian, SiMBA's Events & Communications Planner added “Working with local businesses is incredibly important to SiMBA, but it’s not all about fundraising. Partnerships give charities the opportunity to increase visibility and help to raise additional awareness. We want to work with our partners to  develop and build a lasting relationship and we want them to have fun working with us too.  We cannot thank the team at Merryhatton enough for all their support over the last 12months.”


  • Could we be your charity of the year?
  • Could you hold a one-off fundraising event for SiMBA in your workplace?
  • Could we run a FREE presentation to you and your colleagues on how to support a bereaved parent returning to the workplace?


If you think we could work together then we would love to hear from you please contact Gillian Wells, Events & Communication Planner on 01368 860 141 or email events@simbacharity.org.uk