Cleevewood shops’ efforts boost five charities

Published on: 01 Apr 2015

Pictured are representatives from the Littlest Rescue, Style Collection, BUST, CJ Hole, Cleevewood Pharmacy, Webb’s Flowers and The Family Centre.

STAFF took some time out from their busy schedules to meet with some of the beneficiaries of the £2,000 which they helped raise.

The men and women who work at Cleevewood shops had organised a festive event for shoppers and their children.

Now the proceeds have been divided up, benefiting five charities.

A total of £1,000 will go to BUST, a breast cancer support charity based at Southmead Hospital; £545 to Harmonie-Rose Allen, a one-year-old from Bath who has lost her arms and legs to meningitis; £500 to the Family Centre for Deaf Children based at Westbury-on-Trym and £250 to Staple Hill-based animal charity Littlest Rescue.

Webb’s Flowers and Style Collection raised an additional £200 for BUST with a hamper raffle for Mothering Sunday.

Christmas@Cleevewood included a float, fair rides, Santa’s grotto, pony rides, stalls, hog roast and raffle. It was supported by Webb’s Flowers, Cleeve Wood Pharmacy, Style Collection and Victoria’s Health and Beauty. Other shops made donations towards the Frenchay float.

Debbie Webb, who runs Webb’s Flowers, said: “It’s taken quite a few months of trying to get everyone together who supported Christmas@Cleevewood, but we wanted to let everyone know they helped raise a huge amount of money.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to Ossie and the boys at Skin Deep for raising £200 on their own, a big thank you on the day to Albert Rogers Fairground, the team with the Frenchay Float who raised even more money for Southmead Hospital Emergency & Accident and Roger Webb of Webb’s Flowers who donated the pig for the pig roast.”

A date for this year’s Christmas event has already been booked in - Saturday November 28.

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