At Hillier, we are proud to announce that our new charity partnership for 2022-24 is with children’s cancer support charity, Abby’s Heroes. During this partnership, we aim to raise funds, provide support and help the charity through multiple fundraising activities.

Abby’s Heroes supports children receiving cancer treatment and their families, including those that have lost loved ones, who come under the care of the Piam Brown and the Teenagers and Young Adults (TYA) wards at University Hospital Southampton. The charity offers financial assistance, to those across the South Coast, as well as practical measures and programmes to help those facing the harsh reality of childhood cancer. Abby’s Heroes also offer an opportunity to make lasting memories for the children and their families.

We have pledged to support the charity over the next two years, through raising donations as well as providing time, advice and expertise. Based in Southampton, but supporting families in the south of the country, Abby’s Heroes is located in close proximity to a number of Hillier Garden Centres and through this we hope to bring support by raising awareness of the fantastic work that the charity does in local areas.

Chris Francis, Hillier Garden Centre and Wholesale Nurseries Director, commented: “We are delighted to be supporting Abby’s Heroes as our charity partner for the next two years. The work they do to support brave children and their families when diagnosed with cancer is vital and we want to help raise awareness as well as donations for them.” Sally Randall, who founded Abby’s Heroes in the name of her daughter, just six months after losing Abby to cancer, said: “I am extremely proud to have been chosen as the charity partner for Hillier and we are very much looking forward to the support of their amazing staff and customers over the next two years. Abby’s Heroes began in memory of our own daughter but now it’s about supporting every single child and young adult who is diagnosed with cancer from across the region. With the support of Hillier, we know that we can make a difference to the lives of some very special children and young people, together with their families.”


How to Donate to Abby’s Heroes

If you wish to donate to Abby’s Heroes see below, the different ways you can help:

Just Giving

Visit our Hillier Just Giving page to make a cash donation: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hillier-nurseries-ltd1


Amazon Smile

You can select Abby’s Heroes as your Amazon Smile charity, and donate a fraction of your purchase each time you shop with Amazon. See the guides below for how to set this up.

How to use AmazonSmile on a web browser:

  1. Visit smile.amazon.com
  2. Sign in with the same account you use for Amazon.com
  3. Select your charity
  4. Start shopping! Remember to checkout at smile.amazon.com to generate donations for your chosen charity.

Tip: Add a bookmark to make it easier to shop at smile.amazon.com.

How to use AmazonSmile using the Amazon app on your mobile phone:

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app
  2. Navigate to the main menu (=)
  3. Tap on Settings and then select “AmazonSmile”
  4. Select your charity and then follow the on-screen instructions to turn ON AmazonSmile in the mobile app
  5. Once AmazonSmile has been activated in your app, future eligible app purchases will generate a donation for the charity you have selected.

Note: The tablet app is not yet supported. Please visit smile.amazon.com/onthego to learn more.


Abby’s Heroes Lottery

Abby’s Heroes, in partnership with Unity Lottery, is offering you the chance to win £25,000 every Saturday for just £1 a week.

For each entry, you will receive a unique 6 digit Unity Lottery number and winners have to match 3,4,5 or 6 digits in the correct place in the sequence – there is a 1 in 63 chance of winning! For every £1 entry, 50p goes directly to Abby’s Heroes as profit!

You can sign up online by going to:

https://www.unitylottery.co.uk/causes/abbys-heroes

For further information about Abby’s Heroes please visit www.abbysheroes.org.