Squire’s Garden Centre in Badshot Lea has raised £1,000 for Farnham-based charity Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care.

The money was raised during the centre’s four-day cycling and rowing challenge.

All colleagues had the chance to get involved, cycling or rowing whatever time or distance they wanted.

The Badshot Lea team set-up their rowing and running machines at the front of the centre, allowing visitors to see what was going on over the four days, chat to the ‘athletes’ and make a donation.

Squire’s Badshot Lea centre manager Richard Wells said: “We wanted to do something for our chosen charity that would allow the whole team from the garden centre and café bar to get involved, in as big or as small a way as they wanted. This challenge worked perfectly and was one the team rallied behind and enjoyed.

“There is so much affinity with Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice among staff and our customers.

“This is certainly evident in the money we raised and the phenomenal distances which were covered on the bike and rowing machines.

“Rising to the challenge, the team ended up cycling 300 miles and rowing a distance of 125 miles in four days. I’m immensely proud of everyone.”