Wilko team members from the New Street store, Oswestry, have raised over £1,400 for their regional charity of the year, Cancer Research UK, after going the extra mile in a sponsored walk.
The 18 strong team recently donned charity t-shirts and embarked on a 10 mile circular route from the store to the village of Morda, up through Sweeny Mountains and the Candy Wood, before returning to Oswestry.
Team members encouraged shoppers, friends and family to dig deep ahead of the walk, in order to raise as much money as possible for Cancer Research UK, a national charity with services in the local community.
Duncan Tipton, store manager at Wilko in Oswestry, said: “There were certainly some sore legs afterwards but the whole team really got into the spirit of the day and thoroughly enjoyed the walk. It’s resulted in a great amount raised for Cancer Research UK and we’d like to thank everyone for the support in helping us to achieve this brilliant total.”
Sarah Peach, Cancer Research UK said: “Every step we make towards beating cancer relies on the support of local businesses and communities. All the funds raised by Wilko, including the fantastic amount raised through the Oswestry store’s sponsored walk, will go a long way to help Cancer Research UK’s scientists and researchers.”
A family owned firm after more than 80 years of trading, JK Wilkinson opened the first Wilko store on Charnwood Street, Leicester, in 1930. The company’s portfolio has expanded significantly over the decades that have followed and there are currently 372 stores across the UK, including 10 in Scotland.
Serving over 178 million customers each year and selling over 25,000 product lines, including health & beauty, cleaning products, seasonal essentials and homewares both in store and online at Wilko.com, Wilko is dedicated to providing its customers with high quality products, choice and first class, friendly service.
Wilko is committed to Britain’s high streets and prides itself on being a community focused retailer, actively supporting local charities, community groups and empowering its team members to support great causes that are locally important to them.
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