An East Anglian retailer has given the nook appeal a huge boost by donating almost £52,000.
QD Stores signed up to the nook business network in April 2015, pledging to raise £25,000 to help us build a new children’s hospice for families in Norfolk. Since then the company has worked hard with stores across the region, raising money via skydives, bake sales, head shaves, coastal walk challenges, climbing the O2 and much more.
On 12th July, Associate Director of Trading James Collins and Co-ordinator David George from QD Stores presented our fundraiser Sophie Mayes with a cheque for £37,630. This, combined with a cheque for £14,000 presented last year, brings the total raised by the discount retailer to £51,630.
James says: “At QD Stores we are delighted to support the nook appeal. We set out to raise £25,000 and we are all over the moon that we have doubled our target. Our customers have also been brilliant in helping us in our quest to raise money for this excellent cause. We’ve had collections tubs at tills across our 45 stores and garden centres, and we have also been able to donate some of the money from the sale of our carrier bags.”
The team at QD are now looking to their next challenge and will be joining in with our Heroic fundraising event on 23rd September. Members of staff will brave mud, water and a few other surprises along the way as they take on our 5km obstacle course at Old Buckenham.
For more details about Heroic click here.