Batman & Robin, Weight Loss Schemes and Football Match

Fundraising efforts by Chiswick's M&S staff reach £3,500


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Staff at a Chiswick shop have raised £3500 to help a local hospice.

Managers and Staff at High Road's M&S Simply Food in have worked over the last few months to help patients and staff at Meadow House Hospice in Ealing.

The shop ran various events to raise money and teamed up with the local Safer Neighbourhoods Team, selling handbag alarms to combat pickpockets in the area and raising money from each sale.

Neil Barron, store manager of M&S Simply Food said "As part of the 125 year anniversary fundraising drive, Chiswick M&S chose Meadow House Hospice as our named charity. So far we have raised a spectacular £3500.

"This was done by various means including the store management dressing as Batman & Robin, weight loss schemes, handbag alarms and an intense football match. We will look forward to continuing our fundraising efforts for the hospice."

Ben Clark, Safer Neighbourhoods Sergeant for Turnham Green Ward said "I'm delighted that we have been able to help M&S support Meadow House. The store has literally sold hundreds of handbag alarms and they continue to do so. For each one sold, it has the effect of helping to prevent crime and the money raised goes to an excellent cause."

Staff from M&S and the Safer Neighbourhoods Team presented the cheque to Meadow House earlier this week. The money will go towards improving the facilities at the centre.

October 28, 2009