WE’RE in the pink! That’s the message from staff at the Titchfield One-Stop store who have joined forces with a school to raise money for Cancer Research.
On Sunday, the shop staff and nine pupils from Titchfield Primary will be taking part in the 5km Race For Life in Southsea, which is put on to raise money for the cancer charity.
To boost their funds, the school’s headteacher Mike Bainbridge agreed to let the children wear pink to school for the day. Staff at One-Stop have turned the shop pink all this week.
Shift manager at One-Stop Simone Holderway said: ‘We think we’ve raised between £400 and £500 so far, but we haven’t counted the bucket that’s on the counter in the shop and that’s quite full.
‘The school has been brilliant. We only asked them about holding a pink day there last Friday, but they organised it in a couple of days and we held it on Wednesday.’
Simone and her colleague Caroline Pelley have made a pink cake they’re raffling off in the shop, and they thanked their store manager Mandy Edwards for her support, as well as customers who have said they’ll join in with the team – called the One-Stoppers – on Sunday.
The youngsters in the team, who are all aged between five and 10, are Lacey Holderway, Paige Johnson, Eva-May Jones, Sophie Edwards, Jasmine Pelley, Lily-Mae Hands, Ashleigh Law, Katie Bradley and Chloe Frampton.
Simone said: ‘We’ll be going between a walk and a run because we’ll have the little ones with us. We want them to run across the line.
‘On their backs, where the sign says who you’re raising money for, we’re saying they’re raising money for a cure.’