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Publication Date:- 2018-03-03
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Charity partnership raises more than ₤4,000 for Alzheimer's Society

EFT Systems Ltd Southport took on the challenge of a year's fundraising to support Alzheimer's Society concluding February 2018. Employees enjoyed a fun packed year of fundraising including cake sales, BBQs, and activities such as the Tough Mudder obstacle course and their local Memory Walk. They also sold sweets with the tag line "hand in the jar, hand in the packet."

Jordan Duggan, Operations Director, said:- "After much discussion about which charity we would support for our 1st partnership, we felt compelled to choose Alzheimer's Society given that some of our staff had seen 1st hand the terrible effect dementia had on their family members or friends.  We are really proud that so many of them took this charity to heart and we are hugely grateful to all of them who took part in the charity events and to those that donated. After all of their efforts in some fantastic events such as Gung Ho, Tough Mudder, Easter fun, Christmas jumpers, family fun day, cake days, the Memory Walk and so much more we were delighted to be giving a combined total of ₤4,366.22 to support a cause so close to home. The money that has been raised will contribute to vital research into dementia and valuable services for those currently living with the condition and we were delighted to invite Rebecca Jones from Alzheimer's Society to our offices for a cheque presentation."

Rebecca Jones, Regional Community Fundraising Manager for Alzheimer's Society said:- "We are extremely grateful to EFT Systems Ltd for all of the time and energy they put into this year long fundraising. We're facing an incredible challenge: 1 person every 3 minutes develops dementia and there is no cure. We're here to change that but we need more people like (name) to join us as we take on dementia together."

New Barnardo's shop in Liverpool welcomes 700 customers in 1st week

A new Barnardo's store in Liverpool has welcomed more than 710 customers through its doors in its 1st week of opening. The Barnardo's Charity Shop, at Great Homer Street, Liverpool, which was unveiled to the public by the City's Mayor, on 17 February 2018, sold a huge 1,622 items in the 1st week alone and had more than 110 bags of items donated.

Ray Myers, Area Business Manager for Barnardo's said:- "We've been blown away by the support we have received from local people in Liverpool. In addition to the many people that have visited the store, people are also bringing in lots of their pre-loved things for us to sell.  We are also recruiting for volunteers and asking for anyone with any time that can be spared, even if only a couple of hours a week and including those doing Duke of Edinburgh, to please drop in, meet the team and pick up an application form.  The success of the 1st week has been fantastic, however to continue helping us to fund our work with the UK's most vulnerable children, young people and families, we need the public to please continue shopping here and donating to us. We are asking for donations of any unwanted good quality items, from clothing to homeware. So please come and see us and grab yourself a bargain whilst you're here!"

The new large sized shop is stocked with a high quality range of:- ladieswear, menswear, accessories, children's clothing, homeware, furniture and electricals.

Profits raised will be used to support vulnerable children, young people and their families across Merseyside.

For more information about volunteering at the shop, please visit the website or drop into the store at:- Unit 10, Great Homer Street, Liverpool, L5 3LQ.

The store is open from 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Saturday and from 10am to 4pm, on Sundays.

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