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Crook department store supports women's refuge charity
A Crook department store is planning a year of fundraising activities to help victims of domestic abuse.
The Original Factory Shop has chosen Wear Valley Women’s Aid as its charity partner for 2013, after appealing to the public for nominations through its Facebook page.
Staff at the low cost store are now gearing up to support the charity for the remainder of the year and a programme of activities will soon be planned.
The aim is raise at least £500.
Store manager, Joanne Clark, said: “We received a fantastic response to our ‘Make a Difference’ appeal.
“We’re very excited about raising money for Wear Valley Women's Aid this year and we’ll be meeting with them now to make sure we take advantage of every opportunity to support them.
“I’m sure our caring customers will be right behind us and help us raise much-needed funds for our ‘Make a Difference’ partner.”
Wear Valley Women’s Aid is a vital outreach support and refuge service for women and children who have been subject to domestic abuse.
Colleagues at the Original Factory Shop in Spennymoor will also take part in the Make a Difference appeal by supporting Place2Be – a charity that provides counseling for children in schools.