CO-OP Dividend is £10,000 for appeal

Treetop House manager Ann Wyatt and Co-op staff
Treetop House manager Ann Wyatt and Co-op staff

CO-OPERATIVE branches across the Sheffield region raised £10,000 in less than a year for the Branching Out Appeal for extra family at the Children’s Hospital.

Forty-five stores across the city hit the target by holding raffles, book sales, dress down days, ‘name the bear’ competitions and auctions to boost the appeal run by The Sick Children’s Trust. John Marsh, manager of the Co-op in Aston organised a non-stop 56 mile walk to Cleethorpes, an Easter dash and a Santa dash.

Money was raised under the direction of operation managers Alison Hunton, Peter Ryan and Steve Walker.

Ann Wyatt manager of Treetop House, the charity’s existing ‘Home from Home’ for families at the hospital, said: “I went to collect the final cheque of £2,941.25 from the Co-op. It was an amazing day that brought their total fundraising up to £10,000. The fundraising they have done is fantastic.”

The extra accommodation will be created in two properties in Northumberland Road

For details of the appeal, click on the Branching Out Appeal button on the Telegraph website: www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk. Fundraiser Samantha Silverwood can be contacted on samantha@sickchildren’s trust.org, or visit www.sickchildrenstrust.org.