Wilko in Worksop has raised thousands for The Children’s Hospital

(l-r) Team members Ann Marie Marsh and Gill Richards sell homemade cakes at
(l-r) Team members Ann Marie Marsh and Gill Richards sell homemade cakes at

Staff and customers raised £9,700 in a the past year to help poorly children in Sheffield.

The amount was raised with help from the staff at Wilko Crystal Peaks shopping centre in Sheffeild.

Kind-hearted team members and customers from the Wilko stores in Worksop and Crystal.

Children’s Hospital, which is the team’s regional charity of the year, funds enhancements which improve Children’s Hospitals, making them more family friendly.

Emma Dove, cooperate fundraiser, at The Children’s Hospital, said: “It’s uplifting to see the enthusiasm of the Wilko teams in Crystal Peaks and Worksop and we’re thrilled with the amount they’ve raised. It’s been a pleasure to work with them this year.

“The money raised, thanks to the kindness of the teams and Wilko customers, will go a long way towards the private rooms we’re currently building, this will make a massive difference to our patients and their families, keeping them together at the most difficult

times.”

The donation will help the charity to build a brand new wing at The Children’s Hospital in Sheffield.

Julie Winslade, store manager of Wilko in Crystal Peaks, said: “What a fantastic year we’ve had raising money for The Children’s Hospital – we’ve proved that where there’s a Wilko, there’s a way to support good causes in our area.

“We were inspired to support this charity because it helps so many people in the community, and it’s been so rewarding.

“The whole team has had a lot of fun on our various fundraisers and everyone got right into the charitable spirit. We couldn’t have raised such a brilliant amount without the help of our loyal customers, who kindly reached into their pockets and gave whatever they could to help our charity of the year.”