The teams at two Kilkeel stores, EUROSPAR Greencastle and EUROSPAR Newcastle Road, have been hard at work to fundraise for local Northern Ireland charity, Cancer Fund for Children.
Chelsea Robinson, team leader, at EUROSPAR Greencastle, completed a different cold water challenge every day for the month of March, including submerging into rivers and lakes, being hosed and cold showers and cold baths, with the help of a few colleagues along the way.
Chelsea, who has clocked up over 200 hours of community voluntary work in the past year commented, “It was a tough challenge to complete every day for a month but the support I received from our community and my colleagues got me through it, with some members of our team even joining me for a number of the challenges, which was a big help.
“I wanted to complete the month with a big finale so on 1st April, some of the team and I braved a cold dip into the sea at Kilkeel beach to mark the end of the challenge. I want to extend thanks to my team and our amazing community for being so generous with their donations and support throughout.”
Chelsea and her team at EUROSPAR Greencastle raised over £1,160 for Cancer Fund for Children.
This brings the store’s total for the charity to almost £2,000 in the past couple of months, as a number of staff visited Colin Glen Forest Park, back in February on World Cancer Day, to take on the River Rapid zipline, raising £690 for the charity. The store was also recently named EUROSPAR Community Store of the Year at Henderson Retail’s Awards of Excellence, thanks to their efforts for local charities and organisations.
Just five minutes away at EUROSPAR Newcastle Road, Maisen Sayle, customer advisor, braved the shave, also in aid of Cancer Fund for Children, raising an amazing total of over £1,420.
Maisen, who shaved his hair off for the challenge, commented, “I want to thank my team and our generous customers for their support and donations, helping us to raise a great amount of money for such a worthy cause.”
Jordana Stoney-Wilson from Cancer Fund for Children explained the impact fundraising like this can have, “Donations help us provide care and support for children and their families when they need it most, helping them rebuild their lives and cope with the impact cancer has had on them as a family.
“We want to thank both stores and their brave team members for their fundraising efforts and fantastic donations which will go such a long way for families here in Northern Ireland.”
To find out more about Cancer Fund for Children and how you can help make a difference, visit: https://cancerfundforchildren.com/