Store’s year-long ef­fort col­lects £1,300 to sup­port hos­pice work

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

IT’S been a suc­cess­ful year for staff at Marks and Spencer who have been rais­ing money for char­ity.

The team at the Mill Street store de­liv­ered a cheque for £1,300 to East Cheshire Hos­pice af­ter spend­ing the year car­ry­ing out fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

They took part in a range of events, from spon­sored bike rid­ing to giv­ing prizes to their char­i­ta­ble cus­tomers for a tombola. And in to­tal they raised £4,000 to be split be­tween the hos­pice and can­cer char­i­ties.

Peter May­hew, store man­ager, said: “As part of our Plan A ini­tia­tive, M&S Mac­cles­field works closely with the lo­cal com­mu­nity and each year se­lects a lo­cal char­ity to sup­port.

“East Cheshire Hos­pice is very close to the team here, mak­ing it an ob­vi­ous choice for our sup­port.

“The staff at M&S Mac­cles­field have been very en­thu­si­as­tic in their ef­forts to sup­port the char­ity and are de­lighted to raise so much for such a great cause.”

And now, af­ter or­gan­is­ing a fun af­ter­noon tea, they have raised a fur­ther £700, which will be split be­tween this year’s char­ity, The Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety, and the fund set up to help the vic­tims of the Bosley ex­plo­sion.

●● Sax­o­phon­ist and band mem­ber Mary Kirk­patrick (right) presents the cheque to hos­pice fundrais­ing man­ager Leah Good­kind

●● Staff at M&S in Mac­cles­field raised £1,300 for East Cheshire Hos­pice over 12 months

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