Store checks out charity funding help

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A SCARBOROUGH charity fund has bagged a huge donation from a supermarket in the town.

Proudfoot stores have donated £1,000 to the Mayoress’ Community Fund which will be pumped back into local worthy causes.

The company, with shops in Newby, Seamer and Eastfield, has been raising money through sales of specific products as part of the Making A Difference Locally charity campaign.

Scarborough mayor Cllr Hazel Lynskey and mayoress Sheila Kettlewell were on hand to pick up the cheque from joint managing director Ian Proudfoot.

Ms Kettlewell said: “I was absolutely delighted to have received the money and it was wonderful that a local company were giving something back.

“The purpose of the fund is to help voluntary groups and it is so nice to help them in this way.”

She confirmed that no final decision had been made on which charity would receive the final sum from the fund, with an announcement expected later this year.

The Making A Difference charity was formed in 2008 by Nisa-Today’s with the aim of providing support to more than 2,000 independent retailers across the country.

Charities receive money raised by the cost of certain products in store which then go to the chosen recipient.

Mr Proudfoot added: “We are once again delighted to help support local charities and we chose the Mayor’s charity because it focuses on local affairs.”