The Butterfield Centre in Bourne gets £2,000

Cheque presentation from Bourne Co-op to the Butterfield Centre.  Zara Fowler, 10, and her sister, Niamh, six, who took part in the sponsored bike ride, presenting the cheque to Butterfield Centre manager Debbie Hague and pictured with Co-op staff and friends of the Butterfield Centre.'From left, Cathy Merrishal, Sal Rawding, Sheila Kelby, Zara Fowler, 10, Tania Lunn-Fowler,  Niamh Fowler, six,  Lorraine Kelby, Butterfield Centre manager Debbie Hague, Tom Race and Julie Spratt.'Photo: MSMP200813-026ow
Cheque presentation from Bourne Co-op to the Butterfield Centre. Zara Fowler, 10, and her sister, Niamh, six, who took part in the sponsored bike ride, presenting the cheque to Butterfield Centre manager Debbie Hague and pictured with Co-op staff and friends of the Butterfield Centre.'From left, Cathy Merrishal, Sal Rawding, Sheila Kelby, Zara Fowler, 10, Tania Lunn-Fowler, Niamh Fowler, six, Lorraine Kelby, Butterfield Centre manager Debbie Hague, Tom Race and Julie Spratt.'Photo: MSMP200813-026ow

Food store staff and customers donated hundreds of pounds to give extra support to elderly people.

The money was raised at the Anglia Co-operative store in the Burghley Centre, Bourne, and a cheque for £2,000 was handed to the Butterfield Centre on Tuesday last week.

Money collected in store was added to funding from the Anglia Co-operative Community Fund.

It will be used to provide extra treats and improve the quality of life of the scores of elderly people in Bourne and surrounding area who use the services provided by the North Road centre.

Butterfield Centre manager Debbie Hague said: “We didn’t expect them to raise this much money. We’re over the moon. It’s a fantastic effort; they’re putting in so much to raise money for us.”

Staff at the store chose to support the Butterfield Centre as their cause for the year.