Staff at Bourne store step out to boost day care centre for the elderly

Staff from Anglia Co-operative store in Bourne's Burghley Centre completed a sponsored walker to raise funds for The Butterfield Centre
Staff from Anglia Co-operative store in Bourne's Burghley Centre completed a sponsored walker to raise funds for The Butterfield Centre

Staff at Bourne’s Anglia Co-operative foodstore stepped it out to give boost of more than £500 to the town’s Butterfield Day Care Centre.

A group of 14 took part in a seven-and-a-half mile circular walk from The Burghley Centre store, taking in Elsea Park, as their latest effort for the North Road centre which is used by scores of elderly people in the Bourne area.

The centre is The Burghley Centre store’s adopted cause for the year and they recently presented a cheque for £2,000 to manager Debbie Hague for money raised before Sunday’s walk.

The walk will help to ensure a merry Christmas for the centre’s users and Debbie said: “The store staff have been fantastic to us and we really appreciate the great effort they are making for us.

“The money from their latest effort will go towards things for our clients such as a Christmas party.”

The walkers included store staff and members of their families – with centre care assistant Ian Short joining them and raising almost £200 himself.

Store community champion Steve Diamond said: “We will have raised more than £500 by the time all of the sponsorship money is in and we have two further efforts planned for the centre before our year for them ends in November.

“We hope to break £3,000 raised by the end of our year.”