Sheffield shoppers raise thousands of pounds for Royal British Legion

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Generous shoppers at the Co-op store on Ecclesall Road in Sheffield have donated £2,300 to the Royal British Legion.

The figure was unveiled at the official re-opening of the shop which has been given a makeover.

The store was officially re-opened by Clive Gilmore, from the Royal British Legion, and Co-operative colleague Barbara Foster, aged 82.

Clive and his colleagues spent a week in the shop and managed to collect £2,300 in customer donations.

In the last 10 years volunteers have collected more than £28,000.

Co-op store manager Peter Cooper said: “The work of The Royal British Legion is so valuable and I am delighted that we were able to raise vital funds for such a worthwhile cause.”