Staff at the Homebase store on Chesnut Avenue got into the Christmas Spirit over the weekend in order to raise hundreds of pounds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Homebase sales colleagues donned their Santa hats and tinsel to hand out stickers and mince pies in return for donations in-store and were joined by Mrs Southampton Galaxy – Christyne Remnant.
All proceeds raised during the Christmas Collection at the DIY store will support young people with cancer across the UK. The money will help Teenage Cancer Trust fund, build and maintain specialist units within NHS hospitals that are designed to feel like a home-from-home and give young cancer patients the very best quality of life and chance of a positive outcome.
A spokes person for the charity said:
“Last year Homebase colleagues selected Teenage Cancer Trust as their official charity partner until February 2013. As Teenage Cancer Trust does not receive any government funding, this partnership is invaluable for us, in just one year of the partnership, Homebase employees have already raised a staggering £1million.”
Christyne , from Chilworth, was crowned Mrs Southampton Galaxy last August, in a competition she says she entered ‘for a bit of fun’.
Since winning the title she has attended a number charity fundraising events and told Eastleigh News:
“I’m very happy to support the Teenage Cancer Trust because I like to help when I can and this is a very good cause. I hope people will be able to give generously.”
Photos: Andrew Gordon
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