In summer 2016, Change of Scene was lucky enough to be chosen as charity of the year by Squire’s Garden Centre at Badshot Lea.
At Christmas, Squire’s offered attendees and their families tickets to see a preview of their excellent “Santa’s Got Talent” Christmas Circus. This was an amazing show featuring daring balancing acts, juggling, clowns and even knife-throwing! At the end, all the children got to meet Santa and received a gift of some juggling balls. Since the circus, many of the children have been practising hard and some of them have even learnt how to juggle! The children (and adults!) all had a wonderful time.
In addition, all the money from Squire’s ‘wishing well’ collection was donated to Change of Scene. Some of this money was put to excellent use when one of our guinea pigs fell ill. We were able to fund antibiotics for him and I am delighted to say he has made a full recovery and is back to his old self. Needless to say, the life of all the animals at the Charity is of paramount importance to our attendees and it was truly fantastic to have the finances to save him.
Squire’s have also held two open days, which were great fun and enjoyed by all.
We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the staff and customers at the Centre and would like to extend an enormous thanks to everyone involved.