A big hand for Coles Broken Hill which has come out top of all stores in NSW for the second year running in raising money for FightMND.
The store successfully raised a total of $31,885, just under $2000 more than the next-best performing NSW store.
Store Manager Fran Moore said while the team didn’t quite reach their goal of $36,000, it was pleasing to see the community rally together in the fight against, and finding a cure for, Motor Nuerone Disease.
As well as the sale of beanies and till donations, our local Coles also held a BBQ and cake store, as well as Ms Moore doing an ice bucket challenge!
“It’s awesome to be number one in NSW,” she says.
“The team are really proud of what we did accomplish given that we probably didn’t go as hard on our fundraising this year as we did last year. We just didn’t have the opportunity to raise as much externally as we would have liked. But the beanie sales, I think, were still up there, probably comparative to the previous years.”
Coles Broken Hill has also set aside 156 Big Freeze 9 beanies which they’ll donate to local community groups including PCYC, Lifeline, and the local nursing homes, continuing the store’s commitment to supporting the community.
“We’re just in the process of getting in touch with those guys to get those distributed out. So rather than just putting the cash donation in this time, we wanted to just get more beanies out to continue that community support again. It’s like a double whammy for us.”
Big Freeze 9 beanies are still available to purchase at Coles Broken Hill for the next week, with all proceeds going towards FightMND.