A garden centre group has raised almost £30,000 for the Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Hillier Garden Centres, which has 12 stores across the south east including Hemel Hemsptead, has raised £29,765.18p over the last two years, through donations from customers and tireless effort from staff, since picking it as their sponsored cause.
The money raised has sponsored a guide dog named Chelsea through her training and prepared her to begin a life of helping her new owner.
Hillier garden centre director Chris Francis said: “Whilst we have been redeveloping our stores and pushing the business forward with our new gardening club, Hillier is still, at its heart, a compassionate family run business.
“We like to be able to give something back to the community which is why we choose a charity every two years to give our assistance to. I’m thrilled we’ve been able to raise so much for the Guide Dogs for the Blind.”