Monday 20 November 2017

Fundraising cake sale a great success

Nicola Donnelly

A SUCCESSFUL fundraising Cake Sale took place recently at Edinburgh Woollen Mills at the Pavilions Shopping Centre with customers digging deep to support Breast Cancer.

A total of €1,040 was raised from the sale of cakes donated by local people, with support from local shops. 'We have decided to hold a fundraiser once a month in the shop for a different charity each time,' explained Anne-Marie Brady, salesperson at Edinburgh Woollen Mills.

'Charities have been hit badly by the recession and we want to do what we can. Each month we will choose a different charity to fundraise for as there are so many good causes out there.

'This month it was for Breast Cancer and the Irish Cancer Society sent us leaflets to give out to customers to raise awareness as well,' she added.

Shops in the centre also helped out with Starbucks donating coffee for the day while SuperValu donated cakes, More for Less provided the forks and plates while Boots provided raffle prizes and McCabe's Pharmacy donated a voucher. The Old Sweet Shop also donated sugar-free sweets.

'We had great participation by everyone and we would like to thank all those who baked cakes for the Cake Sale and to everyone who so generously supported it,' said Anne-Marie.

On August 14th the shop will fundraiser for Prostate Cancer by doing a Cycle for Prostate and will have custom-made bicycles in the shop window where local men will cycle on them for several hours at a time. 'We hope people will drop by and support this charity,' added Anne-Marie.

Fingal Independent

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