Grand effort raises £1,000 plus for charity

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THE ORIGINAL Factory Shop in Montrose has raised an incredible £1,010 for Sue Ryder Care, thanks to its ‘Make a Difference in Your Community’ charity campaign.

Colleagues at the High Street store have been supporting the local organisation throughout 2011 with a range of fund-raising activities including fancy dress, community raffles and sponsored events, helping them to smash their initial fund-raising target of £500.

Store manager Andrew Lynch said: “We’ve all worked hard to raise this money for Sue Ryder Care and as it’s such a deserving cause, everyone in the town has been right behind us.

“Customers have been fantastic and we are very grateful for all their support.

“Let’s hope all our efforts will help to make a difference to local people in need in the community.”

Following an appeal to the community to nominate local causes, The Original Factory Shop Montrose selected Sue Ryder Care as their charity partner earlier this year.

The Original Factory Shop launched its ‘Make a Difference in Your Community’ campaign in January 2010 and has since donated over £80,000 to local causes across the UK.