SHOPWORKERS and customers at Homebase will be giving it their all to raise money for children with cancer this month.
Staff and customers at the store in Silksworth, will dig deep throughout December to collect much-needed cash for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
The fundraising drive is part of the Charity of the Year partnership between the Home Retail Group and the Teenage Cancer Trust which started back in July 2010, and has so far seen Homebase in Sunderland raise more than £9,000.
In the coming weeks, the Sunderland store and others around the country will be holding volunteer bucket collections, and will be selling Teenage Cancer Trust Christmas goods to raise those vital extra funds.
Simon Davies, chief executive of the Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “Homebase has been a fantastic support to us.
“They have generated fantastic support from their customers, and we are really grateful to them.
“We have had great support from the staff on the shop floor right up to the top management.”
Scott Purvis, service manager at Homebase in Sunderland, said: “I would like to thank everyone who has given money to the cause so far.
“The partnership between Home Retail and a chosen charity is a two-year deal and we are due to change charities in the next few months.
“But going forward we would certainly like to keep going with the Teenage Cancer Trust, and as most of our money for them comes from the book stall we have at the front of the store, we would like to keep that going.”