McColl’s reaches £500k charity milestone

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McColl’s has raised £500,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, less than a year since the national partnership launched in October 2019.

The money raised will help fund the refurbishment of family accommodation, just across the road from Great Ormond Street Hospital, which will enable parents from across the UK to be by their child’s side in minutes, day or night, as they receive life-saving specialist care.

During the pandemic McColl’s also supported staff by providing essential food and drink products to the hospital free of charge, including sandwiches, bread, milk, eggs, biscuits, tea and coffee.

Fundraising highlights since the partnership launched include 81 McColl’s colleagues and friends from across Scotland coming together to complete two 26-mile walks around Loch Leven and Ayrshire (pictured), collectively raising over £15,000. The partnership has also seen world records broken, with a team of eight McColl’s colleagues from Crewe spending 24 hours throwing darts at the double 10 on the darts board, successfully breaking the Guinness World Record for the most double 10s hit in a 24 hour period and raising £11,770 in the process.

Jonathan Miller, Chief Executive, McColl’s, said: “We are delighted that we have already raised half of our £1 million target for such a fantastic cause, supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital, which provides excellent, specialist care. I am incredibly proud of the efforts of our colleagues, customers and suppliers, continuing to fundraise safely in the knowledge that their efforts will provide vital support for families at a very difficult time. We look forward to continuing to support GOSH Charity as we push towards achieving our £1million fundraising goal.”