Co-op staff throw charity summer beach party

Sam Lee (Store Manager), Stephen Boutell, Phyllis Longbottom and Becca Caister.
Sam Lee (Store Manager), Stephen Boutell, Phyllis Longbottom and Becca Caister.

STAFF at the Sedlescombe Road North branch of The Co-operative raised money for charity with an in-store summer beach party.

Workers in the St Leonards store staged a tropical party, complete with costumes, buckets and spades, and even an inflatable palm tree last Friday (August 26).

The event was in aid of Mencap, which is The Co-operative’s Charity of the Year for 2011.

Staff at the branch have raised £250 for the charity in the past month, through this dress-up day, and a trolley dash competition, and the fundraising efforts are set to continue. The money will go towards helping Mencap support 20,000 young people across the UK, with a learning disability.