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.’