Charity fun day at Raunds store to help transform a child's life

Shoppers helped raise more than £250 which will be used to make a difference for a child living with a disability.

Wednesday, 9th November 2016, 5:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 2:57 pm
The fun day took place at the Co-op store in Raunds

The Co-operative food store in Raunds pulled out all the stops for its community fun day on Saturday (November 5) and raised £254.90 for the Newlife Foundation.

Hundreds of people showed their support during the day, including taking part in activities, competitions and trying out some tasty treats.

Customer team leader Becci Lovell said: “As a store team we are extremely proud of our efforts to make the charity event a success.

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The money raised will go to the Newlife Foundation

“We are very pleased with the amount raised for Newlife and this was reflected throughout the day as there was a real buzz.

“Newlife is such a fantastic charity and I know the funds raised will make a real difference.”

Head of community fundraising for Newlife, Nora Smith, said: “Our thanks go to the team at the Central England Co-operative food store in Raunds for their amazing fundraising efforts, which will help transform the life of a disabled child in the retailer’s trading area.”

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is dedicated to providing guidance and practical support for children with disabilities and their families, and although Newlife is a national charity, every penny raised by Central England Co-operative is helping children in the society’s trading area.

The fun day took place on Saturday

So far, the partnership has raised £1.2 million and helped fund specialist disability equipment for more than 530 children.

The money raised will go to the Newlife Foundation
The fun day took place on Saturday