Hampshire fundraisers hand six-figure donation to charity

Rae Bryden, manager at Joules in Gunwharf Quays, who was the Manager of the Year winner and was runner-up in the Fashion Store of the Year category at The News's Retail and Leisure Awards in 2016.  Picture: Sarah Standing (170883-5016)

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CANCER Research UK has been given a six-figure sum, thanks to staff and shoppers at Hampshire branches of a clothing store.

M&Co has raised £850,000 for the charity during the past three years in all its stores in the UK.

Around £8,300 of that was raised by its outlets in Cosham, Gosport, Havant, Fareham, Petersfield and Waterlooville.

All funds raised for Cancer Research UK will help to fund vital life-saving research.

Andy McGeoch, director of marketing and business development at M&Co, said: ‘It is really fantastic that everyone has worked together to raise so much for Cancer Research UK. We have given ourselves a target of raising a total of £1m for Cancer Research UK before July 2012 and we will strive to achieve this.’

The charity’s Claire Rowney said: ‘We’re really grateful for the generosity and hard work of M&Co’s staff and customers. The £850,000 raised will help pay for the world-class scientists, doctors and nurses at the centre of our life-saving research.’