Peterborough shoppers raised thousands for cancer appeal

Morrisons supermarket in Lincoln Road raised thousands of pounds in just nine months for the Sue Ryder charity. Photo supplied
Morrisons supermarket in Lincoln Road raised thousands of pounds in just nine months for the Sue Ryder charity. Photo supplied
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Customers and staff from a supermarket in Peterborough have been helping a city charity.

Morrisons supermarket in Lincoln Road raised thousands of pounds in just nine months for the Sue Ryder charity.

The supermarket’s branches up and down the country collectively raised £1.9million for the charity, with the Peterborough branch being among those raising the most, bringing a total of £10,000 to the pot.

The store’s community champions Nadia Bridges and Tracey Rapley have been praised by Sue Ryder for their dedication to the cause.

Suzanne Molyneux from the charity said: “We are really, really overwhelmed with the amount raised so far and in Peterborough in particular.

She said: “Both Nadia and Tracey have come up with so many ideas and have never missed and opportunity to raise money where they can.”

The Morrisons’ “Raise a Smile campaign” was launched last February.

And the money raised will be used to launch a new online community.

This is a first for the charity, and will allow people with end of life care needs to ask for advice, share their experiences and access information.

Some of the money will also be spent on developing community services and family support teams - including seven day community nurse specialists, complementary therapists, befrienders and occupational therapists.

The Lincoln Road store raised the money through various events including a Caribbean party, darts competitions and psychic nights.

Martyn Jones, from Morrisons, said: “We are incredibly proud to be involved.’’

She added: “This is a partnership that will make such a lasting difference to thousands of families.”