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