100 years of Gardner & Scardifield

Gardner and Scardifield: Lancing building supplies business celebrates centenary with big community event raising money for charity

Lancing business Gardner & Scardifield is celebrating its centenary with a large community event, raising money for St Barnabas House hospice in Worthing and other local good causes.

The company has been based in Lancing since it was first established there in 1922 and it has expanded across West Sussex, with branches in Bognor RegisWorthingHenfield, Horsham and Burgess Hill.

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It was felt fitting the 100th anniversary should be celebrated ‘at home’, with an exciting, large scale, community-focused event on Beach Green, Lancing, on July 9.

Nick Neale, managing director, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating 100 years of trading and supporting the community in and around West Sussex.

“Despite huge challenges and recent tragedies, we are keen to showcase everything we do in terms of supplying building, electrical and general DIY materials but, more importantly, it will reinforce our commitment to the area and our local community.

“To showcase musical talent, have traditional attractions, delicious local food and drink, and capture eras gone by, while looking to the future, is the perfect way of celebrating our special anniversary.

“There will be something for all the family and the event will certainly benefit local good causes. We are delighted to announce that our main charity partner is the fantastic St Barnabas Hospice charity.”

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Photo: Gardner & Scardifield Website (Lancing Ironmongery shop)

This event will commemorate the centenary and the journey Gardner and Scardifield and the local community has been on over the past century, while also looking to the future and how the business will continue to evolve in the next 100 years.

It will be a family-friendly event, with entertainment, food and drink, and attractions available for the general public as well as staff and customers.

One of the main aims is to raise money for local causes, with all surplus funds raised to be distributed.

A spokesperson for St Barnabas House, the hospice for the Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfield areas, said: “We are so grateful to be part of this wonderful event and it will mean that we can continue to support adults with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones so they can enjoy life as fully as possible, for the time they have left together.”

This article was first published on the Sussex World website to find out more CLICK THIS LINK written by Elaine Hammond

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There will be a wide range of activities for children and adults, a selection of food stands, a bar, a classic fun fair as well as live music playing during the day highlighting each decade Gardner and Scardifield have been trading for.

A main focus on the day is to raise funds for Gardner & Scardifield’s main charity partners St Barnabas House Hospice and The Natasha Allergy Research Foundation and other local causes. They will be holding a charity raffle. Prizes will include Power Tools, Track Days, Vouchers, Golf Days, Garden Furniture and more!

Raffle tickets can be purchased in advance from Gardner & Scardifield’s Lancing shop (Ironmongers) watch this space!


Author: Editor

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