Orange Friday helps MS Society

Counter Clerk Rachel Walton, Manager Mary-Jane Storr, Counter Clerk Cherry Boden. EMN-161105-090056001
Counter Clerk Rachel Walton, Manager Mary-Jane Storr, Counter Clerk Cherry Boden. EMN-161105-090056001
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From tangerine tutus and carrot-top wigs to citrus-inspired fashion choices, staff at Lincolnshire Co-op raised £14,500 by going orange for the MS Society.

Staff in food stores, travel branches, post offices and pharmacies across the area donned orange outfits and organised cake sales, quizzes and more for the Orange Friday charity fun day.

Among them were staff at Market Rasen Post Office, pictured above, who raised £121 with a raffle.

Community engagement manager Sam Turner said: “We were delighted to have raised £14,500 in one day.

“We couldn’t have achieved such an impressive total without the support of our generous customers, and of course our dedicated colleagues.”

The MS Society helps people affected by the neurological condition multiple sclerosis, and all funds raised will go towards helping local people affected by the illness.

“Thank you so much to all of the staff, customers and members of the public who made Orange Friday possible and supported it so enthusiastically. It was brilliant,” said area fundraiser for the MS Society, Caroline Kew.

“The money raised from the event will go to support the MS Society’s grants programme, which offers a lifeline to people in Lincolnshire directly affected by MS, by funding a wide range of equipment, home and car adaptations, much-needed short breaks and support for carers and families.”