Gold rush for charity at Mexborough store

Sammy Foord (l) and Nicola Barnett, of The Money Shop, Mexborough, is dressed in fancy dress to raise money for Help For Heroes. Picture: Andrew Roe

Sammy Foord (l) and Nicola Barnett, of The Money Shop, Mexborough, is dressed in fancy dress to raise money for Help For Heroes. Picture: Andrew Roe

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SHOP workers in Mexborough High Street donned costumes for a special fundraiser in aid of injured soldiers.

Staff at The Money Shop turned up dressed as pirates, an injured soldier and leprechauns last Friday and Saturday to raise money for the Help For Heroes charity.

They organised a tom bola and raffle and managed to raise £198 for the cause.

Kids who visited the shop also got to try their hand at gold panning as staff had laid out buckets filled with water, sand and fake gold deposits.

Store manager Nicola Parker, 30, said: “We had a lot of fun dressing up and the people of Mexborough really got behind us.

“We also had a lot of donations for prizes from shops around the town and the market traders which we were very grateful for.

“I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported us, they really did make it a worthwhile event.

“We raised far more than I expected and the money will go to a great cause.”

Help For Heroes is the chosen charity for The Money Shop, which operates 450 stores nationwide.

The company hopes to raise a grand total of £250, 000 for the charity, which provides help to injured servicemen and women.

Staff at the Mexborough store are planning another fundraiser in May.