A Cheshire Oaks store raised over £8,000 in a month-long campaign for Macmillan.
The world’s second largest M&S store signed off its fundraising by backing the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
The event saw the flagship destination deck itself out in a Wild West theme to raise vital funds for the flagship Macmillan fundraiser which is its charity partner
Shoppers were out in force flocking through the doors of the store to support the cause.
They joined millions of people across the UK who also took part in coffee mornings for Macmillan.
As well as serving huge amounts of coffee and cake M&S employees dressed up as cowboys and cowgirls in the hope of raising as much money as possible for the charity.
The store’s commercial manager Ed Fletcher had also ‘braved the shave’ the previous day losing his beard for Macmillan.
Neil Parnell, store manager, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our shoppers for helping us to raise such a phenomenal amount for such a worthy cause.
“We very much appreciate everyone’s efforts and especially staff throughout the store who have been working hard behind the scenes over the last few weeks to help make this year’s coffee morning extra special.”
Fundraising efforts for the coffee morning have been under way at M&S since the start of September.
Throughout this time, 10% of each sale from a variety of products, including a delicious Victoria Sandwich and 13 flavours of cakes and cookie mixes, have gone to Macmillan Cancer Support.
The cafes have also donated 5p from every cup of coffee and slice of cake sold throughout the month to the charity.
The store’s efforts were part of a nationwide fundraising drive by M&S in what is the retailer’s seventh year of supporting Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
M&S says it has raised over £6m for Macmillan during this time, helping to fund more specialist Macmillan services in local communities across the UK.
Nicola Keith at Macmillan said: “Each year we are astounded by the nation’s efforts in getting behind the coffee morning and this year our expectations have been exceeded yet again.
“I would like to personally thank every single person who has helped make this year another great success by visiting their local M&S or hosting their own coffee morning.
“The event was a storming success and we are hoping to have raised more than ever before.
“I have no doubt that thanks to M&S’ support, we’ll be able to fund even more essential professional posts.
“Cancer can be the loneliest place but together M&S and Macmillan ensure that more people in the UK have the support they need in their own community meaning that no-one has to face cancer alone.”
Last year Alice and friends brought Cheshire magic to the fundraising.