Employees from several Greater Manchester branches of builders merchant Jewson took to the streets of Stockport to raise more than £3,700 for children’s charity Barnardo’s.
The team was one of 14 across the country that took over a nearby Barnardo’s store, with the aim of making as much money for the charity as possible.
Throughout the day, the shop was also visited by the Mayor and Mayoress of Stockport, as well as local darts legends, Darryl Fitton and Tony O’Shea.
“We really enjoyed standing up to the challenge,” said Suzanne Rogers, branch manager of Jewson Openshaw. “Everyone really got into the festive spirit by belting out the Christmas carols and tempting passers by into the store and it was great to have the support from the Mayor, Darryl and Tony. We are over the moon to have raised £3737.90 which is a fantastic achievement, particularly when you consider that the shop normally takes around £300 per day!”
With teams pitched against each other, the aim was to try and raise the most money, over and above the usual average daily takings for the store. All the teams come from companies within Saint-Gobain Building Distribution. Gibbs & Dandy challenged its sister companies Jewson, Graham, Minster and Pasquill to raise the most for their local Barnardo’s stores.
The Store Wars Challenge comes as part of Jewson’s ‘together’ charity programme. Barnardo’s is Jewson’s ‘together’ charity partner this year.