Thousands of pounds have been raised for the Poppy Appeal by big-hearted customers of the supermarket giant, Morrisons in Rubery.
And the local store also raised funds for Children In Need last week.
Morrisons Community Champion, Jane Williams saidI would like to say a massive THANK YOU to all the customers and staff at Morrisons Rubery for helping to raise such fantastic amounts”
Dedicated volunteers from Rubery Memorial Club (formerly British Legion), set up a stall for two weeks in the Rubery supermarket – entirely staffed by volunteers and assisted by store staff, the raised a phenomenal amount of £10,510.03.
Poppy Appeal coordinator, Mick from Rubery Memorial Club said: “The cause speaks for itself and the Poppy Appeal is always very well supported. The customers are so generous at Morrisons. Many donate at the stall without even taking items.” And he thanked Jane Williams for coordinating and all who helped with the fundraising efforts, adding: “We rely on the staff at Morrisons and the volunteers to make this collection a success – it’s a team effort.”
Children in Need
Shoppers were treated(?!) and welcomed by the sight of store managers flexing their toned physiques and showing off their athleticism on exercise bikes in the foyer – this included a raffle and collection buckets on the tills raised a fantastic £505.43 for Children In Need.
Supporting the Community
For the third year running, Morrisons in Rubery have partnered with local community organisation B31 Voices to collect Christmas gifts for local children affected by domestic abuse. More Details @ bvoices.uk/smiles
- What: Any gifts or toys suitable for children up the the age of 18. Gifts must be new, packaged and unwrapped. A few bits for mums would also be most welcome :)
- Where: There is a donation station next to the pharmacy in Morrisons at Rubery
Any organisations wishing to offer support to the appeal in any way can get in touch with organisers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org