MP Jonathan Reynolds has congratulated staff, volunteers and supporters a Stalybridge charity shop after raising almost £2000 for the 'stand up to cancer' campaign. "However the team at the Cancer Research UK shop, in Stalybridge, have taken extraordinary steps as part of this high profile campaign.
Over the past few weeks the 25-strong team at the Cancer Research UK shop, on Grosvenor Street, have read poetry and played music in exchange for donations from customers.
They have offered customers manicures, ran a market stall, made and sold fancy goods including head bands and cakes - and one volunteer even ran a horse show.
The shop had been set a target of raising £500 throughout the campaign. But they have already raised £1900 - and hope to increase the figure by Friday.
Stalybridge and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds is among the shop's customers who have contributed to the Stand Up To Cancer campaign.
And today he dropped in to congratulate shop manager Joan Herod, staff members, supporters and volunteers on their remarkable achievement.
He said: "Everyone is feeling the squeeze on their finances, which means it's harder than ever for charities to raise funds.
"They are part of an army of volunteers in our area who give their time in order to help make the lives of others a little better - and I am pleased to have the opportunity to congratulate them on their success.
"Everyone knows someone whose life has been touched by cancer. And the funds raised as part of the Stand Up To Cancer campaign will be used to fund vital research."
Cancer Research UK launched Stand Up To Cancer in conjunction with Channel 4 – including a celebrity night of tv on Friday 19 October.
Published Friday 2 November, 2012