Fabians Childhood Cancer Trust

are Garson's Farm's Charity of the Year!

We are excited to announce that Fabian's Childhood Cancer Trust has been named as Charity of the Year for 2017 by Award-winning garden centre and farm shop Garsons of Esher!


Fabian was keen gardener throughout his short life and loved visiting Garsons, where he particularly enjoyed spending time in their pick-your-own fields.


“We would like to say a huge thank you to Garsons for the wonderful privilege of being their charity of the year,” says Fabian’s mum, Lydia, who founded the organisation with her father. “Fabian would be so proud as Garsons was very close to his heart. We have very special memories of his last summer and Fabian picking his own fruit and veg at Garsons. He absolutely loved being there.


“His favourite pastime was being amongst growing things. He had his own vegetable plot and was fanatical about growing, amongst other things, herbs. Growing things gave Fabian such joy. Even his name means ‘bean grower’.”


 Director of Garsons, Ben Thompson said “This is a truly wonderful charity making a real difference for local families. We were delighted to appoint them on what would have been young Fabian's birthday. We're proud to be fund-raising for such a fantastic local charity."


The family-run business, which has been at the heart of the community for almost 150 years, supports a different charity every year. We are looking forward to working with Garsons over the coming year and raising awareness and funds for families affected by childhood cancer.


For more information about Garsons Farm go to their website at www.garsons.co.uk or visit Garsons Farm,Winterdown Road, West End, Esher, Surrey KT10 8LS


A very big THANK YOU to all at Garsons Farm!






From top: Garsons Farm, Fabian gardening, FCCT Chairman Frank Watson (Fabian's Grandfather) at Garsons Farm in June 2017


The Fabian Bate Memorial Trust Charity Recognised No. 061000023961.