Fund raising challenge in Wisbech raises money to beat poverty in coffee growing communities

Left to right Matthew Dodd, Costa Horsefair assistant manager, and Tina Skyles, team leader and area

Left to right Matthew Dodd, Costa Horsefair assistant manager, and Tina Skyles, team leader and area fundraising champion, proudly display the £620 cheque - Credit: Archant

A four month charity challenge has raised £620 to beat poverty in coffee growing communities.

An employee at Costa Coffee in the Horsefair Shopping Centre has spent the past four months working hard to raise money for the Costa Foundation.

Tina Skyles, who works in the coffee shop chain, used a variety of fund raising techniques, like selling special charity products as well as arranging various in-store events.

The Costa Foundation is an independent charity that aims to relieve poverty in coffee-growing communities.

Its mission is to improve the life chances of boys and girls by providing them with the opportunity for a quality education. Foundation schools deliver academic and extracurricular programmes that enhance health, gender equality and environmental awareness.


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Kevin Smith, centre manager of the Horsefair, said: “I often hear shoppers comment on the fantastic team that Costa have here, this achievement is another great credit to them.

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