Rushden's Greggs giving back with games, races and shaves for BBC's Children In Need
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From hosting a race night in November to shaving their maintenance engineer’s hair off, the whole team has got involved in trying to raise as much money as possible for this important cause.
On Saturday, October 15, Steve Bruce, a maintenance engineer for Greggs, shaved his hair in a bid to raise money for Children in Need.
Having not cut his hair for more than 12 years, this generous act proved to be very meaningful for him, with his only condition being that the hair was to be donated to the Little Princess Trust to help make wigs for those who suffer from cancer.
Ashley Wainwright at ESP Hair Design helped to organise the shave and it could not have been done without his kindness and generosity.
So far Steve has raised more than £250, with more donations still coming through.
In store, the team has set up several little games for their customers to get involved in, from guess the name of the monkey where there is the chance to win the teddy if the name is guessed right, to guess the Greggs baby where a £10 Greggs voucher and extra prize is up for grabs for the customer who guesses each baby correctly.
Staff say these games have really put the ‘fun’ into ‘fundraiser’.
The team has also set up a sale table where they have a huge variety of books, puzzles and accessories with all the money raised going to Children in Need.
Alongside the fundraisers in store, the team has planned a race night at Rushden Town Band Club on Friday, November 18, with the hopes of reaching their donation target.
On the night, there will also be a raffle for several different hampers which the team have created.
Greggs has had an ongoing partnership with BBC Children in Need for more than 15 years, and in that time has raised more than £10.6 million.
In all stores, there is a range of Pudsey merchandise from badges to ears, for those who love to look the part.