A talent for being fun lovers
5:00am Saturday 7th June 2014 in By Craig Jones, Reporter
THE best of Haydon Wick is being celebrated as the estate’s Morrisons store holds fun days all weekend to mark the final of Britain’s Got Talent.
Nationally, the company is holding events at its stores to promote the final of the TV talent show, which is being screened on ITV1 at 7pm tonight, and raising money for good causes. Morrisons is the sponsor of the show with the final putting the spotlight on the skills of 11 acts with the winner earning a slot to play at the Royal Variety Performance.
The supermarket, in Thames Avenue, began raising money for the Sue Ryder charity yesterday, welcoming children from Haydonleigh Primary School, who showed their dancing and singing skills with customers donating funds.
Jessica Yates, store manager, said: “We have had a really good response from our customers and we are really pleased to do something to support our nominated charity. The children were great, our staff have really got behind this and we can always depend on our shoppers to engage with what we are doing in store.”
Jessica’s store will continue fundraising today and tomorrow with them aiming to raise at least £250 for the charity which provides end of life care and support.
One of the ways staff have been supporting the charity has been by donating £1 to don patriotic clothing and wacky outfits.
Sandra Graver wore a Union Jack wig and crazy glasses while running a checkout yesterday.
She said: “I’ve really enjoyed today and the reaction, to those of us who dressed up, has been very good. The kids especially absolutely love seeing us in our different costumes.
“Obviously, the main thing is that we are supporting such a wonderful cause and I hope we can raise lots and lots of money.”
The store’s cafe was holding a cake sale with the proceeds going towards their charity total.
Children visiting the store over the weekend will receive Britain’s Got Talent stickers and activity sheets.
The festivities have got staff in the mood for the final with them looking forward to cheering on their favourites this evening.
Sandra said: “I think there’s some really good performers. I particularly like the magician Darcy Oake and the violinist Lettice Rowbotham as they’ve both got something a little different.”