Brechin Co-op staff top of the fund-raising charts

Staff at the Co-operative Food store in Brechin have recently pulled out all the stops to raise funds for a national charity.

Their efforts in raising money for Carers Trust have won them high praise from their bosses.

A spokesman for the store in Trinity Road said that staff there were celebrating coming top of the charts in their feat to raise funds for the charity which was selected as the business’ Charity of the Year for 2013.

“The team at the Trinity Road store managed to bank £4528 by organising a range of events and collections throughout the year,” said the spokesman.

“When all the cash was counted the store was revealed to be the highest earner in the area,” he added.

Operations manager of the Brechin store Michael McCarthy said the teams in his area had done a fantastic job putting the fun into fund-raising.

“I would like to congratulate them all. However, a special thanks goes to the team at our Brechin store who have shown commitment and dedication to come out on top in the local charts,” he said.

“None of this would have been possible without the continued support of our customers, so we must extend our appreciation to them and assure them that their donations will make a real tangible difference to the lives of your carers,” he said.

The money raised will go towards providing desperately needed breaks, information, advice, support and services for the nation’s hidden army of young adults carers, explained the spokesman.

He added that UK wide The Co-operative Group had raised more than £6 million during its year-long charity partnership with Carers Trust.

Carers Trust is the UK’s largest charity for carers. It works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. There are seven million carers in the UK.