Wilkinson goes back to school for Rainbows Children’s Hospice
4th September 2009
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Shoppers will take a trip down memory lane on Saturday 5th September when they visit Wilkinson and walk back into the classroom.  Wilkinson staff in the East Midlands will be dressing up in school uniform and holding a back to school party in store to raise money for Rainbows Children’s Hospice as part of Wilkinson’s charity of the year partnership with Children’s Hospices UK.

It won’t just be school ties and satchels gracing the shop floor.  Staff feeling nostalgic about their younger years will be dressing up as what they wanted to be when they grew up, so expect lots of footballers, astronauts and Princesses!

Each of the retailer’s 325 stores will be fundraising over the next year for one of the UK’s 41 children’s hospices.  The staff from each store will be raising money for children’s hospice services which provide care and support to children and young people who are not expected to reach adulthood and their families.

Says Patricia Brookes, Director of Fundraising at Rainbows Children’s Hospice. “Wilkinson is full of great and fun fundraising ideas and we are very grateful to them and their store employees for all the thought they put into these activities.  They have helped us to raise valuable funds in this our 15th year.  We’ll definitely be popping in to join in the fun!”

Nick Maskery, Regional Manager for Wilkinson, says, “With all the children going back to school this month we wanted to relive our school days and raise money for such an important cause at the same time!  The back to school party is part of Wilkinson’s year-long fundraising activities to support Children’s Hospices UK and specifically in this area, Rainbows Children’s Hospice.”

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