Eastbourne M&S staff raise thousands for charity

Yana Askaroff, Lesley Powell-Cullingford from YRMU, store manager Andre Brincat, Maureen Brooks, Lorna Dunbar and Julia Dunkeld SUS-180511-152643001
Yana Askaroff, Lesley Powell-Cullingford from YRMU, store manager Andre Brincat, Maureen Brooks, Lorna Dunbar and Julia Dunkeld SUS-180511-152643001

Staff at Marks & Spencer Eastbourne chose You Raise Me Up as their local charity and raised almost £5,500 over 12 months. Bag packing sessions were held, pink collection boxes placed at checkouts and colleagues also did a static bike ride and held coffee mornings. Some £1,000 from the 5p carrier bag charges was also donated to YRMU, the Polegate based charity which provides practical, emotional and financial support to families who lose children aged 16-25 unexpectedly.

The charity’s Lesley Powell-Cullingford is pictured with staff at the store.

She said, “We are incredibly grateful to the staff for choosing us as their charity for the year, for their fundraising and the awareness they have raised for You Raise Me Up.”