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Bradwell Rainbow shop's pot of gold

PUBLISHED: 11:05 31 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:28 03 July 2010

CUSTOMER of the Rainbow Foodstore in Bradwell have raised £251.11 for Smart Kids OK, the dedicated play centre for children with autistic disorders.

The Co-op's Pick up a Penny campaign began in May as a local initiative to raise money for the charity.

CUSTOMER of the Rainbow Foodstore in Bradwell have raised £251.11 for Smart Kids OK, the dedicated play centre for children with autistic disorders.

The Co-op's Pick up a Penny campaign began in May as a local initiative to raise money for the charity. Customers were urged not to throw away till receipts but place them in a collection box and for every receipt collected the foodstore donated one penny to the centre.

Smart Kids OK centre manager Jacky Porter said: “I would like to thank the Co-op for choosing to support us and all the customers who donated their receipts. The money will be used to fund activities to keep the children entertained over the half-term break and will include many Halloween surprises too.”

Senior team trainer at the Rainbow Foodstore, Dawn Howelll said: “Pick Up a Penny has been a huge success and I thank our customers for that. Working to support the local community is something we believe very strongly in and I am pleased the money raised will be put to good use.”

Pictured are, from left: Jacky Porter Manager, Dawn Howell and Smart Kids OK fundraiser Andy Bane.

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