Derry shop raises over £10,000 for children's cancer charity

The teams from Lynch’s Spar and Eurospar in Derry and Mid Ulster have raised over £10,000 for Cancer Fund for Children.

The annual Community Coffee Morning is held in a number of Eurospar and Vivoxtra stores across the country in partnership with Cancer Fund for Children, a partnership which began in 2011.

This year, the coffee mornings kicked off September’s Childhood Awareness Month, welcoming shoppers to enjoy coffee, tea and sweet treats for a donation towards the charity, all while raising awareness for this special month.

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Lynch’s supermarkets are at the heart of their communities, and store teams engaged with shoppers throughout the day with various activities. It was the first time holding a Community Coffee Morning for SPAR Trench Road and EUROSPAR Greysteel, which opened at the end of 2021. The Greysteel store held exciting competitions for shoppers to mark the occasion, and the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Sandra Duffy, called into the Trench Road store to get involved and show support.

Pictured at EUROSPAR Skeoge are James Kelly, Danielle Johnston, Gregory Nicholl, Alex Murdock from Cancer Fund for Children, Conor Lynch Store Owner, Denise Ferguson, Alastair O’Connor and John Bradley.

Conor Lynch, Store Owner, said: “We are delighted with how much the stores have been able to raise and so grateful for the support of all those who attended, but the standout stars are our staff, who really get behind the event every year and engage with the customers.”

Alex Murdock, Corporate Fundraiser at Cancer Fund for Children said: “This is an incredible donation, and we want to send a huge thank you to everyone involved for putting so much effort into their fundraising.”

To find out more about EUROSPAR’s work with Cancer Fund for Children, visit: https://www.eurosparni.co.uk/community/cancer-fund-for-children/