Whittlesey shop raises �1,000 for the Scaldgate Club in community charity campaign

A COMMUNITY charity campaign in Whittlesey has raised over �1,000 for the Scaldgate Club, which supports adults with learning difficulties.

The Original Factory Shop smashed this year’s target of �500 for the ‘Make a Difference in Your Community’ campaign that started in January, and donations will be taken until Christmas for the club.

Staff at the Whittlesey shop have been leading the campaign, arranging fundraising activities including fancy dress, raffles, and sponsored events.

Store Manager Julie Wightman said: “We’ve all worked hard to raise this money for Scaldgate Club, but as 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 need in the community.”

Scaldgate treasurer Ann Taylor, and support worker Laura Smyth today joined Julie and Factory Shop employee Yvonne Bains, to celebrate the money raised.

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