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Dartford Aldi raises over £3,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust

PUBLISHED: 12:56 12 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:27 12 January 2018

Aldi staff have participated in fuindraising events throughout 2017. Picture: Aldi

Aldi staff have participated in fuindraising events throughout 2017. Picture: Aldi

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Kind-hearted staff and customers from Aldi have managed to raise more than £3,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Both colleagues and customers at the Dartford store took part in a range of fundraising activities, from raffles to fancy-dress days, all of which took place within the store.

Similar events were also held at Aldi stores and regional distribution centres across the UK, which resulted in a national amount of £1.2m being raised for the charity.

Teenage Cancer Trust delivers world-class care and support to young people aged between 13 and 24 who are going through cancer.

Working in partnership with the NHS to provide highly-trained expert staff, as well as providing specialist units in hospitals across the UK, the charity is there at every stage, from diagnosis, to treatment time to post-treatment.

It also brings young people affected by cancer together so they can support each other through the difficult times.

Aldi’s partnership with the Trust began last January, and their aim is to raise £5m over a period of five years to support the charity’s work with young people.

So far, the amount raised nationally has exceeded the first-year target, and local stores including Dartford, Gravesend and Swanley have further fundraising events planned for this year and beyond.

Daniel Robinson, Area Manager at Aldi UK, said: “Our colleagues and customers have gone to great lengths to raise funds for this fantastic cause.

“The Teenage Cancer Trust makes a huge difference to people’s lives in our local area and we have been overwhelmed by the support and generosity our employees and customers have shown.

We’re looking forward to raising even more in the months and years to come.”

Kate Collins, Interim Chief Executive Officer at Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “We are hugely grateful for the support Aldi has shown us so far, and to the customers and staff who have come together to raise this sum.

“This money will be used to ensure young people with cancer have the best treatment, care and support – and ultimately ensure that no young person faces cancer alone.”

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