Wisbech supermarket raise incredible �1,200 for colleague’s cancer treatment

STAFF at a supermarket in Wisbech have raised more than a thousand pounds in under a fortnight to help a colleague afford cancer treatment.

Customers and staff at the Asda store in Wisbech have been donating money to help a fellow worker, from a store in Oxford, get cancer treatment.

He had been forced to try and raise the money himself after the first attempts at treatment, funded by the NHS, failed.

The local store raised more than �1200 for the cause, thanks to customer donations, a raffle, a tombola and a staff “Dressing Down Day”.

A visit from the Fenland Birds of Prey Rescue Centre also raised more than �200 of the sum, as the car park at Asda played host to a collection of owls, hawks and falcons last weekend.

Chris Ferguson, Community Colleague at Wisbech Asda, said: “We are all part of one big team and if a colleague needs our help then we will all get together and do it. Everyone is very supportive and it really warms your heart.

“I’m very proud to have done it. We did think of various eye-watering stunts and ways of attracting people to donate money but the simplest and most effective way was to get a microphone, go to the front of the store and tell people what we were doing. When we did that, the money just came flying in.

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“Even if it only gives him six months, he will see Christmas and it will have been worth it.”

Asda stores across the region had been taking up the challenge to raise a thousand pounds each to help their colleague, who needs around �20,000 to afford the treatment.

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