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New record for Waitrose bag packers

Mark Westley Photography
Macmillan Cancer Support money raised by Newmarket Waitrose staff bag packing, pictured Shirley Berry, Marilyn Hindle, Trudie Langham, Bernie Ripa, Kim Kingdon, Diana Mills, Julia Martin, Jacqui Knappett, Tracy Wheeler, John Gentleman NP Tim Barlow and young helpers Hannah MArtin and Ellie Pearson. ANL-140705-093002001

Mark Westley Photography Macmillan Cancer Support money raised by Newmarket Waitrose staff bag packing, pictured Shirley Berry, Marilyn Hindle, Trudie Langham, Bernie Ripa, Kim Kingdon, Diana Mills, Julia Martin, Jacqui Knappett, Tracy Wheeler, John Gentleman NP Tim Barlow and young helpers Hannah MArtin and Ellie Pearson. ANL-140705-093002001

A Newmarket supermarket has raised more than £1,400 for Macmillan Cancer Support thanks to staff who came in on their day off to help with an Easter bag packing session. Their efforts encouraged donations for the charity from customers - the highest ever received by the store through a bag packing exercise.

“We would have been over the moon if we had raised £1,000 so it exceeded what we hoped for,” said customer service assistant Marilyn Hindle who organised the fundraiser with colleague Bernie Ripa.

“The staff who volunteered in relays included Trudie and Nicola Langham, John Gentleman, Kim Kingdom, Tracy Wheeler Tim Barlow, Diana Mills. Shirley Berry, Julie Martin and Jacqui Knappett,

 

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