Diss Morrisons supports fundraising initiative to support children’s hospices
The community champions working in Morrisons stores across the region are working to clear £250,000 for a charity that supports children’s hospices.
The supermarket chain has already raised £5.5 million for Together for Short Lives, with the Diss branch set to launch a fundraising day on Tuesday, marked by the arrival of a giant butterfly – the charity’s emblem.
“The butterfly is moving between Morrisons stores around the country, with each having its own fundraising day,” said Diss Morrisons community champion Kenny Child, 62.
“Everything we raise here goes to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices through Together for Short Lives, and we will have lots going on through the day – including a book sale, a spin the wheel competition and a guess the distance travelled on the exercise bike.
“We’ll have vouchers and hamper to be won all day and there is a pennant signed by the whole Ipswich Town squad which we are raffling as well, so it will be full-on fundraising from 7am to 7pm.
“I’m really happy to be part of something where we are making a difference. I fell in to the community champion job really, but I enjoy it so much. It’s all about finding the causes that can help people locally, and that’s an important part of what Morrisons does.”
The fundraising day will include collection buckets in the store and the raffle can be entered either in person, or through a Just Giving page which can be found by searching the site for Morrisons Diss 280.
To find out more about the Together for Short Lives charity, go to www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk