Local charity receives bumper donation at joint 30th celebration

A Malvern charity which supports families who have children with disabilities has received a donation of more than £300 from the town’s Fatface store.

A cheque for £301.96 was presented to Malvern Special Families at the shop on Church Street in Great Malvern as part of a joint 30th celebration. This year marks the 30th year of Malvern Special Families charity and is also the 30th year since the Fatface chain of shops began.

The money was raised as a result of the high street retailer’s ‘Thanks for Giving’ charity scheme which saw Fatface shops across the UK host fundraisers for their chosen local charity.

Malvern Special Families was chosen by staff from the Great Malvern Fatface store as their local charity to benefit from the campaign.

Staff at the Malvern Fatface shop hosted a series of fundraisers held instore including tombolas, raffles, bake sales and colouring competitions.

Cassie Zoro, Malvern Special Families Community Fundraiser said: “Thank you so much to the staff at the Fatface store in Malvern who have really thrown themselves into fundraising for Malvern Special Families this year. A big thank you to all the shoppers who took part in the fundraising events in the Fatface store. The money raised will help our small charity to continue to provide fun activities for local children with disabilities.”

Yasemin Prvulj-Smith, Store Manager for FatFace in Great Malvern, added: “We are committed to making a difference to local people through the Fatface ‘Thanks for Giving’ campaign. We really enjoy fundraising for Malvern Special Families – we are proud to be able to support the good work they do providing clubs and play schemes for children and young people with disabilities.”

Pictured: Cassie Zoro, Malvern Special Families Community Fundraiser receives the cheque from Great Malvern Fatface Store Manager Yasemin Prvulj-Smith and Sales Assistant Judy Beckett.

 

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