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Supermarket store raises over £700 for Romford charity with fun day

PUBLISHED: 12:14 12 August 2013 | UPDATED: 12:14 12 August 2013

Online team leader Michele Mills in the bath with Harry Cashman, seven, pouring beans on her

Online team leader Michele Mills in the bath with Harry Cashman, seven, pouring beans on her

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A supermarket’s partnership with a Romford charity launched with a fun day last weekend which raised over £760.

The event, held from 10am to 3.30pm at the Sainsbury’s store in The Brewery, Romford, marked the begining of a year-long fundraising drive for children’s charity Wish Em Well.

The organisation, based on the Chadwell Heath Industrial Estate, supports sick and disabled children.

MP Andrew Rosindell made an appearance at the event, which featured girl group Sweet Cheeks and the Make Believe dance group.

Cheryl Wotherspoon, PR ambassador for the shop, organised the day with charity coordinator Christine Snelling.

She said: “It was a brilliant success, we are really pleased.”

Attractions on the day included raffle prizes donated by local shops, staff dressed as characters such as Spongebob Squarepants and Disney superhero Mr Incredible and Cheryl’s colleague Michele Mills sitting in a bath of beans.

Michele singlehandedly raised over £100.

Cheryl added: “Michele was fantastic and she really enjoyed it. Although she got a little cold towards the end.

“We appreciate the community support and Wish Em Well are so grateful.”

The store is now planning a Halloween event, only this time the bath will be filled with green custard rather than beans.

For more information on the charity, visit www.wishemwell.org.uk.


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