Store raises �100,000 for Dreams Come True’ kids’ charity
STORE workers have raised �100,000 for the Dreams Come True children’s charity in just 12 months. Staff at Cash Converters organised the cash drive for children with life-threatening and long-term illnesses to see their dreams come true
STORE workers in London's East End have helped raise �100,000 for the Dreams Come True children's charity in just 12 months.
Staff at the Cash Converters branch in Bethnal Green helped the company's outlets up and down the country with the cash drive for children with life-threatening and long-term illnesses to see their dreams come true.
But the company is not stopping at �100,000. It now plans an online auction through its website from Thursday (Oct 1) till October 11, with every penny going to the charity.
Peter Newman, the charity's chief executive, said: "It's amazing the company has reached �100,000, considering many charities are seeing donation levels fall in the economic downturn. This online auction is a kind gesture and we're hoping people will support it and pick up a bargain."
You may also want to watch:
Celebrity items will also be up for grabs including donations from Joe Calzaghe, Vernon Kaye and Dame Kelly Holmes.
- 1 Leyton Orient linked with Omar Beckles, Connor Wood and Paul Smyth
- 2 Drivers fight Tower Hamlets for years over 'clamping on private land'
- 3 Tributes paid after Tower Hamlets councillor dies at 40
- 4 Queen's Birthday Honours: Caterer who gave out free meals gets BEM
- 5 It's been a busy week at Leyton Orient with plenty of signings expected
- 6 'Earn while you learn' new degree course for students from any background
- 7 Docklands man pleads guilty to firearms offences
- 8 Waste bin by the Thames used as 'lifebuoy' to save marine life
- 9 Man 'brandishes gun' in busy Canary Wharf restaurant
- 10 Phone snatcher admits guilt after robberies in Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets