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Arco Clothing Centre Raises Funds for Children’s Appeal

20 April 2023

Colleagues from Arco's clothing centre, in Preston, have raised more than £2,500 so far this year for the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity Children's Appeal.

The centre has supported the hospital charity team since 2020, with colleagues regularly organising fundraising events and initiatives, including dress down days, raffles, sales, fun competitions and sponsored events.

In March, three colleagues raised more than £500 by abseiling 128 feet from Peel Tower, near Bury, and, more recently, £640 was raised for the appeal from the sale of Easter toys, door wreaths, cards, cakes and other treats, which colleagues had made and donated to be sold at an Easter market.

More is to come when, later this month, colleagues will either take to the roads on their bikes or walk a 25-mile route around Preston for the sponsored 'Guild Wheel' challenge.

Pam Walmsley, Operations Manager (Production), said:

"We are so proud to have raised funds for such a worthy cause.

"As a long-time supporter of the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity, we look forward to raising even more money - with events taking place each month throughout the year."

The Children's Appeal is aiming to raise £1million for a wish list of items to bring about a raft of improvements to children's in and outpatients at the Royal Preston Hospital, Chorley and South Ribble Hospital and Leyland's Broadoaks Child Development Centre, as well as all other children's facilities managed by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Lucy Clark, Children's Appeal Fundraiser at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity, said:

"We are extremely grateful to everyone at the Arco Clothing Centre for their wonderful support. We know staff vote on which local charity to fundraise for, so it means a lot to us in the charity team and to everyone who works for the trust that they have chosen to back our work."

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