Sidmouth store on community charity boost

PUBLISHED: 19:22 15 June 2010 | UPDATED: 13:51 18 June 2010

A NEW Sidmouth store is aiming to make a difference to the community by choosing one local cause to be its charity partner for 2010.

A NEW Sidmouth store is aiming to make a difference to the community by choosing one local cause to be its charity partner for 2010.

The Original Factory Shop, which opened in May, is appealing for members of the public to submit nominations for a worthy cause.

Chris Williams, store manager, said: "The Original Factory Shop works hard at being part of local life and is always looking at ways it can put something back into the community.

"We've decided to support just one for 2010 so that we can really make a big difference to them.

"As we're new to the town, we're asking for nominations from anyone in Sidmouth who needs a helping hand, whether it's a mothers and toddlers group, a local children's football team or a support group of whatever kind."

Anyone wishing to nominate their organisation can drop a letter off at the store by Wednesday, July 14 saying why they think that they should be The Original Factory Shop's charity partner in Sidmouth.

"It's really that simple," says Chris. "We're looking to start the partnership with our first local cause as soon as possible so let's get the nominations in so we can make our choice and start raising money!"

A programme of fundraising activity is planned by colleagues at the store throughout 2010, with a minimum target of £500 looking to be raised for the chosen charity.

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