Diss Morrisons celebrates £14,000 haul from 2014 charity fundraisers

Staff at Morrisons in Diss have raised �14520 for various charities.
Staff at Morrisons in Diss have raised �14520 for various charities.

Staff at the Morrisons supermarket in Diss have dedicated the success of their fundraisers over the last year to the generosity of their shoppers.

The store, off the A1066 Victoria Road, announced a total of £14,250 was brought in from a breadth of events held between February 2014 and January 2015, to be distributed among eight charities, plus Diss Corn Hall and Eye Primary School.

Staff at Morrisons in Diss have raised �14520 for various charities.

Staff at Morrisons in Diss have raised �14520 for various charities.

Dave Harris, deputy manager for the Diss store, said: “It’s phenomenal. We would like to thank the customers and people of Diss. If it was not for them giving their money, we would not have got anywhere near what we have.”

Ruth Harris-Orford, Morrisons community champion for Diss, added: “We are overwhelmed by their generosity.”

Around £8,975 of the total will go towards the Sue Ryder Foundation, the company charity, which the store states is the third highest amount raised by any Morrisons supermarket across the country.

Among the other charities to benefit is Great Ormond Street Hospital, which is receiving £1,300, in memory of Caroline Wooler, a Diss store employee who passed away last year following a traffic collision.

The fundraisers in the last year included a 12,000ft skydive, a 65-mile bike ride, a head shave and various events in the community.