Festive fashionistas generate £125 for cancer charity

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Team members from the Wilko store in Park Farm Shopping Centre, Allestree raised £125 for Macmillan Cancer Support – the store’s regional charity of the year – by coming into work wearing Christmas jumpers.

The team proudly donned colourful woolly sweaters bearing festive motifs such as reindeer, polar bears, snowmen and Father Christmas instead of their usual red uniforms. Customers were invited to get into the festive spirit and donate if they appreciated the Christmassy designs.

Mick Fearn, store manager at Allestree, said: “We had a great time dressing up in our Christmas jumpers, and it definitely put smiles on our customers’ faces.

“We’re really proud of the total we managed to raise for Macmillan Cancer Support.”

Catriona Munn, corporate account manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “Putting on a Christmas jumper is such a simple but effective way to raise money for our charity, and we’re so grateful to the Allestree store for their continued support.

“I must say, they looked the height of festive fashion!”

To find out more about Macmillan Cancer Support or for support, please visit macmillan.org.uk follow on Twitter @macmillancancer or Facebook https://www. facebook.com/macmillancancer

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