Halifax store’s big boost for children’s charity

Matalan, Halifax
Matalan, Halifax
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Staff and shoppers at Matalan in Halifax have raised almost £3,000 for the NSPCC.

The store’s total of £2,913.48 has put it among the top three fundraising stores in West Yorkshire for the children’s charity over the last year.

The clothes and homeware retailer has raised £13,757.13 across West Yorkshire towards the UK total of £669,942.43 in the past 12 months.

Matalan Halifax is one of the top three fundraising stores in West Yorkshire along with Matalan Huddersfield who raised £4,289.88 and Matalan Bradford Green Gates who raised £1,611.83.

As well as donations from customers, staff fundraising has contributed considerably towards the grand total, with Matalan employees taking part in activities ranging from running events to fancy dress days, in order to raise vital funds for the charity which will help children in Yorkshire and across the UK.

Mike Jeans, Matalan HR and Retail Director said: “We are very proud of all our fundraising efforts for the NSPCC over the past ten years. We have seen a real team effort made by all staff and customers from Matalan stores nationwide and we are delighted to be raising vital funds which will help support the children’s charity and the invaluable work they do across the country.”

The remarkable amount collected by Matalan marks the 10th anniversary of their fundraising efforts for the NSPCC, with over £5 million raised for the National Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Children since their partnership began in 2004.

Kathryn Taylor, Corporate Fundraising Manager at the NSPCC said: “For the past decade Matalan’s staff and customers have continued to smash targets and raise more funds year after year for the NSPCC. This will ensure the most vulnerable children in communities across Yorkshire and the rest of the country can access help from the NSPCC, including through our ChildLine Service. We would like to thank all the hard work everyone has put in. “

Money raised by Matalan this year will contribute towards wider NSPCC services based in communities across the whole of the UK, where vulnerable children and families in these local areas are being supported through Matalan’s continuing passion and dedication to the NSPCC cause.