Massive Boost for Cambridge Cancer Charity from HotSpring World

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HotSpring World is proud to support the Scotsdales Charitable Foundation and Cambridge Cancer Help Centre by giving away a hot tub worth over £7,000.

HotSpring Limelight Hot Tub Donated by HotSpring World

HotSpring Limelight Hot Tub Donated by HotSpring World

I visited the Centre myself with David Rayner and the whole feel of the centre, the people I met and the story of how David made this happen blew me away.

HotSpring World is proud to support the Scotsdales Charitable Foundation and Cambridge Cancer Help Centre by giving away a hot tub worth over £7,000!

Each year, HotSpring World, the UK’s leading retailer of hot tubs and spas chooses a charity to support with donations and fundraising efforts. This year the company has chosen to support the Scotsdales Charitable Foundation in raising funds for the David Rayner Building, home of the Cambridge Cancer Help Centre, by holding a charity raffle with a luxurious hot tub as first prize. The raffle is the brainchild of HotSpring World’s Lynda Smart, supported by General Manager Andrew Biggs.

Scotsdales Charitable Foundation’s “Supporting Cambridge Cancer Help Centre” appeal generated huge support from local businesses and the local community and press. Fund raising events such as a football match, carol singing and several craft fairs have been held as well as many donations from members of the public, in order to fund the erection of a new building to house the Cancer Help Centre on spare land donated by the Garden Centre. The building was officially opened in September 2009 by the Duchess of Gloucester.

Building labour and materials worth £283,000 were donated and cash donations worth thousands of pounds have been received, kicked off by a £100,000 personal donation by David Rayner, Chairman of Scotsdales. The total cost for the project was £672,000 and with the fundraising on-going there is only an amazing £14,000 left to raise in order to finish paying for it, which should hopefully be achieved by the end of the summer.

Having recently opened a new hot tub showroom at the Scotsdales Garden Centre in Cambridge, HotSpring World was eager to help reach this final fundraising goal. Hotspring World’s Lynda Smart said: “I visited the Centre myself with David Rayner and the whole feel of the centre, the people I met and the story of how David made this happen blew me away. HotSpring World feel very honoured and privileged to become a part of the truly remarkable story by helping to bring in the final funds to complete the building costs. ”

HotSpring World has donated a HotSpring Limelight Collection Hot Tub worth £7,495 as the first prize in a charity raffle to be held this summer. The second prize is a £750 voucher to spend with, and donated by, Greens Garden Buildings, also based at the Scotsdales Garden Centre. The third prize is a Barbecue donated by the Garden Centre itself. Raffle tickets are £5 each and all proceeds go to this charity.

The garden centre has just held a fundraising summer fete and raffle tickets for these superb prizes are available from HotSpring World of Cambridge at Scotsdales Garden Centre, either in person or by telephone on 01223 651650 during working hours, seven days a week. Tickets will be available up until the raffle is drawn by David Rayner on the 24th August and winners will be notified shortly thereafter.

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About HotSpring World:

HotSpring® World is the UK retail brand name for Watkins Distribution UK Ltd. which supplies HotSpring® hot tubs, spas and accessories throughout the UK through its retail website and network of showrooms. HotSpring® is the leading brand of portable hot tubs and is a Registered Trademark of Watkins Manufacturing, the world's largest manufacturer of hot tubs and spas, which operates in over 60 countries worldwide. Find out more at http://www.hotspringworld.co.uk.

About the Scotsdales Charitable Foundation:

The Scotsdale’s Charitable Foundation was set up in 2007 by David Rayner and Caroline Owen, Chairman and Managing Director respectively of Scotsdale’s Garden Centre. The Foundation’s first project was to erect a single storey building, the David Rayner Building, to accommodate the Cambridge Cancer Help Centre on a portion of land made available for that purpose by Scotsdale’s Garden Centre at its site in Great Shelford. To find out more visit http://www.scotsdalegardencentre.co.uk or contact David Rayner on 01233 842777, Charlie Nightingale on 07836 232032 or email caroline(at)scotsdales(dot)com. Registered Charity No 1120743.

About the Cambridge Cancer Help Centre:

The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre aims to support people who have, or have had, cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. It provides a place for people to meet as well as offering other needs such as therapy rooms, office, washroom facilities and kitchen. It is a place where everyone is welcome, to feel loved, cared for and not to be alone during this difficult period and to regain a positive outlook on life. Find out more at http://www.cambridgecancerhelp.org. Registered Charity No 297886.

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