Wilko has the will for fundraising

A busy retailer has recorded a bumper year of fundraising.

Cramlington’s Wilko store, in Manors Walk, has collected an impressive £5,700 for Macmillan Cancer Support over the past 12 months.

The donation could fund a Macmillan nurse for around five weeks, enabling people with cancer and their families to tap into practical, emotional, medical and financial support.

Macmillan was the shop’s regional charity of the year and various fundraising events have taken place.

Store manager Adele Sandland said: “What a fantastic year we’ve had raising money for Macmillan. We’ve proved that where there’s a Wilko, there’s a way to support good causes in our area.

“We were inspired to support Macmillan because it helps so many people in the community, and it’s been so rewarding.

“The whole team has had a lot of fun in our various fundraisers and everyone got right into the charitable spirit.”

She added: “We couldn’t have raised such a brilliant amount without the help of our loyal customers, who kindly reached into their pockets and gave whatever they could to help our charity of the year.”

Macmillan partnership manager Catriona Munn said: “A huge thank you to all of the staff and customers at Wilko in Cramlington for their fantastic enthusiasm and fundraising efforts.”