Charity looking to set up bike shop after foodstore’s fun day cash boost
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A Cambridgeshire foodstore’s fun day raised almost £1,800 for charity.
The Anglia Co-operative foodstore on Wisbech Road, Littleport, raised £899.24 for Young People Littleport (YPL).
The money was doubled by the Anglia Co-operative Community Fund (ACCF) so a cheque for £1798.48 was presented to the charity, which helps young people to develop work and life skills.
The donation will be put towards a new bike shop, which will employ young people.
Phil Malkin, YPL founder, said: “We are extremely grateful to the Littleport Anglia Co-operative foodstore and their fundraising activity which is now in its third year.
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“As a charity, we rely purely on donations and the kind help of our volunteers.
“The money will be put towards a new bike shop and we will be employing young people to work there.
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“There will also be the opportunity for young employees to gain an apprenticeship through employment with us.”
Chris Wright, store manager at the Littleport Co-Operative, said: “The reason we chose YPL is because they are a great local charity who reach out to every part of the community.
“The fun day was a real success and we are so pleased that we can continue helping the charity to move forward.”