Spooky stores raise hundreds for charity

Staff and customers at Co-op stores across the area have been busy raising funds for charity.

Generous staff at the Co-op in Market Weighton held a Halloween themed fun-day to raise funds for the Carer’s Trust - Co-op’s charity of the year.

Tristan Jennings from Co-op in Pocklington after having his head shaved with hairdresser, Elanina Roman.

Tristan Jennings from Co-op in Pocklington after having his head shaved with hairdresser, Elanina Roman.

Brave worker Charles Neal took part in a werewolf wax, which saw him have his legs waxed by his colleague, trained beauty therapist, Leanne Steer.

The werewolf wax raised £60 for the Carer’s Trust.

Spooky activities took place at the store, raising a further £300 for the charity.

Store manager Gemma Collings said: “We had a pumpkin colouring competition which saw children between five and 12-years-old take home a sketch of a pumpkin to colour or decorate and we had those displayed.

“We had a guess the name of the spider which was knitted by another colleague and we had a spooky cake bake, where all the staff brought something in. It all went really well.”

Staff at the Co-op in Market Weighton have thanked all those who donated to the Carer’s Trust.

Meanwhile, Tristan Jennings, who works at the Co-op in Pocklington took part in a charity headshave, raising in the region of £250 for Children in Need.

Tristan said: “I haven’t collected all of my sponsorship in yet but currently it stands at around £250.

“I’m doing it for Children in Need which is a while away yet but it came about because it’s Halloween and the character I was planning on going as has no hair. I was orginally going to wear a bald cap but I tried a few on and they didn’t look right so, for the fun of it, and to raise money for Children in Need I thought I’d get sponsored to shave all of my hair off.”

Tristan has thanked all those who helped him to reach his total saying: “Local businesses, friends and family have been very generous so I would like to say a big thank you to all of them.”