The team from EUROSPAR Brackenvale braved Slieve Donard last month in memory of their colleague, raising over £1,700 so far for local charity, Mindwise NI.

Mindwise NI is a charity which works to support and empower people who are affected by mental health issues.

A team of 25 took on the hike on the 14th of August, in memory of their colleague, Jan Gibson who sadly passed away last year. The courageous team was made up of Brackenvale staff members, alongside Jan’s husband, daughter, sister and friends.

Due to family, friends and customers’ generosity, the target of £1,000 has been surpassed and the total so far now stands at an amazing £1,717. Some staff members who could not take part are now planning the next hike for Saturday 24th September, hoping to reach the new target of £2,000.

Michael Barr, Store Manager at EUROSPAR Brackenvale commented, “This recent initiative is especially close to all our hearts here at Brackenvale as we sadly lost our colleague and dear friend, Jan, last year. It was great to see the team here getting together with Jan’s family and friends to raise money for the incredible Mindwise NI charity.

“We have been overwhelmed by the support from staff, family, friends and customers and want to thank everyone who has donated, all donations are greatly appreciated by ourselves, Jan’s family and the charity themselves.”

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