Sunderland shoppers thanked for their charity efforts

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SHOPPERS are being thanked for their help raising cash for a cancer charity.

Customers at Bon Marche, in Sunderland, dug deep for the chance to sup cuppas as part of the nationwide Macmillan Coffee Morning.

North East stores in the UK-wide fashion chain raised nearly £2,000 and as a total the company raised £27,000 for the Macmillan Cancer Support.

Sunderland shop manager Rita Richardson said: “It was a fab day all round.

“Our Sunderland customers were a fantastic support as usual.”

The store in Market Square is still collecting knitted squares to make blankets for local care homes and is looking for helpers to sew the squares.

For more information contact Rita on 564 1831.