Staff raise more than £2,000 for Rickinghall’s young footballers
Staff at the Anglia Co-operative foodstore in Rickinghall have raised more than £2,000 for young footballers in the village.
Manager Rosie Cole and her team handed over a cheque for £922 to Rickinghall Gunners players and officials as the final instalment of a year’s fundraising for the club.
It took the grand total to more than £2,000.
Gunners secretary and welfare officer Paul Palmer said: “Rosie and her staff have been absolutely fantastic to us. The money they have raised has helped us with equipment, kits and all of the running costs associated with a football club. They are brilliant and we cannot thank them enough.”
With the store’s support, the Gunners plan to run six teams from under eights to under 18s next season, with more than 90 youngsters aged between seven and 18 on their books.
The cheque presentation was made on the store’s tenth birthday and staff cut a special cake to mark the milestone.
In addition to supporting the Gunners, over the past ten years the store has raised £500 towards Breast Cancer Research, £150 for Botesdale Health Centre, £100 to send elderly residents of Farnish House in Botesdale on an outing and £100 to buy play equipment for Rickinghall Village Hall.
The store has now pledged to support St Botolph’s Primary School in Botesdale with a year’s fundraising.
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