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Booths raises £32,500 for Children in Need

After setting themselves the challenge of raising £1,000 each for Children in Need again this year, store managers across all 29 Booth stores, along with the team at the Booths head office, have raised £32,500.

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Booths raises £32,500 for Children in Need

Fundraising events ranged from children’s games, competitions, raffles and tombolas, as well as bake sales and static exercise bike challenges. In addition, shoppers were treated to the sight of their childhood superhero or favourite cartoon character as Booths staff went to work in fancy dress.

With the help of Booths security team, regional managers Bryan Dutch and Jonathan Roskell were “arrested” and held to ransom as customers donated to “keep them hostage”. Similarly, an employee take-over at the Clitheroe Booths saw store manager David Ramm locked in a cage with customers giving generously to set him free.

The team at Garstang and Longton Booths stood in stocks to have wet sponges thrown at them while the Garstang assistant manager Steve Rogerson hit the treadmill to run a half marathon.

Store manager at Chorley Booths, Richard Sykes, cycled the 37 miles to work from his home in Carnforth and Brian Simpson, grocery manager at Longridge Booths, challenged customers to table football while dressed up as Tarzan.

Meanwhile, Windermere store manager Adam Slater pledged to donate £1 for every mile cycled on a static exercise bike in store and 88 year old staff member, Arthur, danced outside of the Booths Knutsford shop in fancy dress over two days.

Booths chairman Edwin Booth said: “We are delighted to have raised a fantastic £32,500 for Children in Need, which would not have been possible without the remarkable fundraising efforts of Booths staff across the entire company. The generosity of Booths customers was extraordinary and I’d like to express my gratitude to everyone who donated to this important cause.”

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