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Cornmill Shopping Centre staff raise over £3,000 for St Teresa's Hospice
A FUNDRAISING drive at the Cornmill Shopping Centre inspired by the plight of one of its staff has raised more than £3,000 for charity.
The team raised £3,200 for St Teresa’s Hospice after hosting a number of charity events to say thank you for the care it provided to long-standing employee Russell Longstaff before he died in June.
Events included a ladies’ night as well as the Spend a Penny to Raise a Penny day where the centre asked customers to make an optional donation when using the public toilets.
The Cornmill also hosted a fun Bank Holiday family event where several businesses from the centre donated prizes, food and drink to ensure that as much money as possible was donated to the hospice.
Centre manager Susan Young said she was overwhelmed by the generosity shown by shoppers.
She added: “Russell was a much loved friend and colleague who I’d had the pleasure of working with for 19 years.
“His commitment to the centre was remarkable and we all wanted to do something to show our support to the hospice which offered valuable support to Russell and his family during his illness.”
Jane Bradshaw, chief executive of St Teresa’s Hospice, thanked the Cornmill team and all who supported the cause.
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