M&S store’s final gift ‑ £7,975 for heart charity

The team from M&S in Bridlington hand over the donation to Donna Fell from Cardiac Risk in the Young
The team from M&S in Bridlington hand over the donation to Donna Fell from Cardiac Risk in the Young

Staff at Bridlington’s Marks and Spencer handed over a cheque for almost £8,000 as one of their final duties before the store closed.

The team chose Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) as their charity of the year and held a number of events to raise money.

There was a race night, quiz night, a car boot sale and the men took part in the Movember project, growing moustaches for a month, to help boost the total.

Their efforts meant the staff handed over £7,975.35 to CRY’s local representative Donna Fell, when she visited the branch in Prince Street earlier this month.

The M&S team also helped with CRY’s national awareness week last November, holding a charity stand in the Promenades Shopping Centre to hand out information leaflets to the public.

And their work is continuing, despite the store’s closure with five of the team working to raise £5,000 to hold a heart-screening day in Bridlington later this year.

The Free Press has thrown its support behind the Have A Heart, Save A Life campaign, which will see 100 people aged under 35 checked for undiagnosed heart conditions.

The project is in memory of teacher James Moorfoot who collapsed and died while playing football at Rudston last year.

The campaign is already approaching £2,000. You can donate at /www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/bridlington-heart-screening-day