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Bradford Garden Centre donates ‘wish tree’ to specialist school

A Bradford Garden Centre has donated a Christmas tree to a Leeds school for pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs. 


The team at Tong Garden Centre donated a 3 metre tree that pupils and visitors to Springwell Academy will use to share their Christmas wishes.


Speaking of Tong’s generous donation, Sophie Lee, administration assistant at the Seacroft school said: “We’re delighted that Tong Garden Centre have been able to donate a Christmas tree with lights. We are now able to provide the opportunity to create a Springwell family wish tree where our children and visitors can add their wishes.”

Tong’s Centre Manager, Andy Mears said: “The Christmas wish tree is a wonderful way of bringing families and the community together to share hopes and wishes and we’re delighted that we were able to help.”

“This wonderful donation from Tong will have a real impact on the families we support and help them feel part of our community this Christmas.” concluded Ms. Lee.


Springwell Leeds is a specialist academy that serves the whole of Leeds. It provides care and education for 300 children and young people.


Tong Garden Centre occupies a 14 acre site in Tong village. It is one of Yorkshire’s biggest garden centres with 110,000 square feet of retail space and parking for up to 700 cars.