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Care home supermarket bag pack raises over £500 for charity

posted Jul 3, 2017, 7:26 PM by Whatson Bakewell   [ updated Jul 3, 2017, 7:26 PM ]
A Charity bag pack at a Chesterfield supermarket has raised hundreds of pounds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Staff from several care homes across Derbyshire spent the day on the checkouts at the town’s Marks and Spencer helping customers with their packing.

Generous shoppers donated a total of £504.74 – with all proceeds going towards research and support for those living with dementia.

Staff from four Hill Care Group homes took part, including three from Chesterfield, Holmewood Care Home, Barnfield Care Home and Springbank House Residential Care Home, alongside Burton Closes Hall Care Home in Bakewell.

The funds will add to Hill Care’s year-long campaign for the Alzheimer’s Society, which has raised over £6,000 so far, with homes across the north of England all contributing.

The campaign will culminate in a 330-mile cycle ride from London to Paris by Hill Care managing director Wendy Waddicor, who also took part in the bag pack.

She said: “The Marks and Spencer bag pack in Chesterfield was a huge success, helping us to far exceed our original target, taking our total to over £6,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

“I’d like to thank the staff at all four of our homes in Chesterfield and Bakewell for taking part. 

“It was a long day at the checkouts but worth it when you think we raised so much for a charity so close to all our hearts.”

To sponsor Wendy on her London to Paris charity cycle ride taking place between the 19th and 22nd July 2017, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/wendy-waddicor