Supermarket staff ring up £850 for hospice

Gail Parkin, left, from Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice receives a cheque for �850 from staff members at Dinnington's Co-operative Food Store. From left, Gail Parkin, Debbie Ballantyne, Lorraine Hanton, Martyn Soar and Martin Crepaz
Gail Parkin, left, from Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice receives a cheque for �850 from staff members at Dinnington's Co-operative Food Store. From left, Gail Parkin, Debbie Ballantyne, Lorraine Hanton, Martyn Soar and Martin Crepaz
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BIG-HEARTED supermarket workers came together to hand over £850 they had raised throughout the year to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

The staff from The Co-operative food store in Laughton Common, Dinnington, met with representatives from the North Anston retreat to present their hard-earned donation.

The money had been raised through a series of fundraisers organised over the past 12 months.

Events included fancy dress days, book and cake stalls and a Family Fortunes quiz.

A ‘Truly Irresistible’ festive hamper festive hamper was also raffled off to raise even more cash for the cause.

Martin Crepaz, deputy store manager, said: “Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice provides a vital service and is a charity that is close to the hearts of many of the communities The Co-operative serves in Sheffield.

“The Co-operative is committed to making a real contribution to the local community and we are extremely proud that our staff, members and customers have helped raise £850 for such a worthy cause.”