Staff at a Wrexham fashion shop have put their best feet forward to raise money for a children’s cancer charity.
The fab four from the Wallis store at Eagles Meadow shopping centre put on their hiking boots to trek the seven miles from the village of Trefor to the Chain Bridge near Llangollen.
With money still coming in, they have already raised £350 for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, which is their chosen charity this year.
Manager Ann Littler says the staff are right behind the charity which helps so many young people and their families cope with cancer.
She said: “Lisa Jones, who is my store supervisor, came up with the idea for the walk. Lisa’s mum, Denise, joined us along with Rhian Barnes, who works as our Saturday girl. The four of us managed the near seven mile hike quite quickly and we really enjoyed it to be honest.
“We were sponsored by family and friends and of course lots of our wonderful regular customers too. We are determined to raise as much as we can for CLIC Sargent throughout the year and beyond.”
Ann added: “Cancer is a horrible disease especially when children are diagnosed and have to undergo treatments such as chemotherapy.
“Everyone in store is behind the fundraising campaign and would have liked to have taken part but we obviously need to have staff in store during trading hours too.
“We’d just like to thank everyone for sponsoring us, including Kevin Critchley the manager of Eagles Meadow shopping centre, and let people know we will be running other fundraising events throughout the year and would love their support.”
CLIC Sargent spokeswoman Lisa Whittaker said: “We are so grateful to the whole Wallis team at the Eagles Meadow store for raising this money, which will help us support young cancer patients and their families through the hardest of times.
“Our partnership with Wallis and the commitment and passion of their staff helps us deliver the practical, emotional, clinical and financial support that helps children and young people cope with cancer and get the most out of life.”
Kevin Critchley said: “As manager of Eagles Meadow shopping centre I’m delighted to back Ann and her team’s fundraising for such a good cause.
“I have said many times before that I’m no longer surprised to hear of the sheer volume of fundraising ideas staff of Eagles Meadow stores participate in for any number of good causes.”
He added: “It’s wonderful to see and I’m sure Ann and all the team at Wallis will continue raising much needed funds for CLIC Sargent.”
To learn more about Clic Sargent visit www.clicsargent.org.uk