Store raises thousands for Air Ambulance

Staff from the Wilkinson store in Wellingborough
Staff from the Wilkinson store in Wellingborough

Staff and customers of the Wilkinson store in Wellingborough’s Swansgate Shopping Centre have raised £7,720 for the Northamptonshire & Warwickshire Air Ambulance over the last year.

The cash was raised through donations by shoppers, sponsorships and funds from raffles, tombolas, sponsored runs, boot sales, in-store bike rides and Halloween events.

The store is now the seventeenth largest fundraiser from the 370 Wilkinson stores across the country.

Graeme Bickle, Store Manager at the Swansgate Wilkinson store, said: “We are thrilled to have raised such a large amount for a great local charity, which is also supported by many of our shoppers.

“We will be continuing to support the local Air Ambulance charity for the next 12 months, with more fundraising events being held in store.”