Supermarket Staff Raise Thousands For Tommy Hollis Fund
Series of fundraising events held at Marks and Spencers Chiswick
Staff at a local supermarket have raised nearly £20,000 this year for a children's charity set up by the parents of Tommy Hollis, a baby tragically killed after being hit by a falling lamp-post outside Chiswick Town Hall in February 2010.
The Tommy Hollis Children's Fund, a registered charity established by Kate and Chris Hollis to raise funds for supporting needy and underprivileged children, was nominated as the Chiswick branch of Marks and Spencers' designated charity for 2014.
Since then, M&S Chiswick have held a number of successful fundraising events for the Tommy Hollis Fund, with more to come as the year continues. Among these events was a wine and cheese evening at the Chiswick store. In addition, James Weston, the branch manager at Chiswick, managed to raise £1,600 for the fund by completing (and finishing 29th) in the Eton Dorney triathlon on 21 July.
Most impressive of all was a sponsored walk by M&S branch managers on the 12th of July. 22 managers walked the full 13 miles from Greenwich to London in aid of the Tommy Hollis Fund, and together with a series of fundraisers organised by other London branches, managed to raise nearly £16,000 for the cause.
The supermarket chain are also giving customers the opportunity to support the Tommy Hollis Children's Fund, and will continue to have collection boxes for the charity beside the tills at the Chiswick store until the end of August
To find out more about the Tommy Hollis Children's Fund, or to support the charity with a donation, visit their website.
March 19, 2014