The Scotsdales Charitable Foundation and the David Rayner Centre

Who are we?

The Scotsdales Charitable Foundation was set up in the summer of 2007 by our late Chairman David Rayner and our Managing Director Caroline Owen.

All our Scotsdales garden centres are places for enjoying the good things in life. But we believe it’s really important to provide support for those who need it most in our local community, too.

So, when a hard-working charity called the Cambridge Cancer Centre desperately needed to find new premises, the Scotsdales family answered their call for help by making some land available at our garden centre at Great Shelford.

At the same time, we launched the Scotsdales Charitable Foundation to help with raising funds to build the new Cancer Centre. The Foundation’s first appeal generated a huge response from local businesses and members of the community, who all offered help by donating money, materials, services and their time for fundraising events.

The new Cambridge Cancer Centre was completed in early 2008 – a truly amazing achievement. From start to finish, the building work took just 8 months, and everyone involved in the project worked completely free of charge.

What we do today

Today, the Cancer Centre’s David Rayner Building (named in tribute to our late Chairman) is also available to other charitable groups for workshops, lectures, information days and social events.

And the Scotsdales Charitable Foundation still helps with raising money for the running costs of the building, and giving grants to other local charitable causes which need our help.

For more information about the Cambridge Cancer Care Help Centre, please click here.


How can you help?

To find out more about the Scotsdale Charitable Foundation, or to make a donation, please contact Jenny Ferro on 01223 842777.

Scotsdales Charitable Foundation: Registered Charity No. 1120743.

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