Parachuting Paul and his team reach new heights for charity as Stevenage store staff raise more than £14,000
- Credit: Archant
Stevenage’s mayor has presented Matalan staff with a certificate of appreciation after a year-long fundraising effort for a child protection charity.
Councillor Howard Burrell visited the retailer’s Stevenage town centre store to hand over the certificate on behalf of the NSPCC after staff raised £14,500.
Fundraising activities included a fancy dress day, tombola, and a parachute jump completed by the manager Paul Miller and deputy manager Lesley Barden.
Manager Paul said: “All staff got involved and reaction from customers has been excellent, we had a really good year taking part and raising money.
“Meeting the mayor was a great experience – it was a really good day for the store. We have the certificate up in the staff room.”
You may also want to watch:
The store has set its sights on reaching £16,000 next year.
- 1 Primary school's new garden has 'positive effect on wellbeing and learning'
- 2 Man taken to hospital after crash involving mobility scooter and motorhome
- 3 Man dies after Stevenage e-scooter crash
- 4 Road closures following crash in Letchworth
- 5 MPs and councillors react to tragic passing of Sir David Amess
- 6 7 haunted locations that will give you a Halloween fright
- 7 Letchworth paedophile jailed for sexual activity with a child
- 8 Aldi eyeing new Hertfordshire store locations
- 9 Child abuse investigation dropped after hotel lost CCTV
- 10 Developers confirm controversial plans for Hitchin flats to go to appeal