TWO colleagues working in a store in Wrexham have braved the shave to help those with cancer.

M&S Wrexham Eagles Meadow, has been amazed by the generosity of their local community throughout September’s fundraising efforts for Macmillan Cancer Support. Celebrating a particularly special 10th anniversary of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning partnership, the store has raised more than £2000 at the coffee morning event and “Brave the Shave”, with proceeds for the month’s Macmillan product sales still to be calculated.

M&S customers and colleagues in Wrexham Eagles Meadow joined millions across the country taking part in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday, September 27, helping raise vital funds for people living with cancer. As well as this morning’s coffee morning event, stores up and down the country been helping to raise funds for Macmillan through fundraising activity, donating 10 per cent from sales of special Macmillan products, and with M&S Cafés donating 5p from every coffee and slice of cake sold.

For the first year, stores also hosted a Wall of Support, with mug message notes available for £1 for customers to write a message of support for the charity or their loved ones.

Carol Simms, Store Manager at M&S Wrexham Eagles Meadow said: “We are incredibly proud to have supported the World’s biggest Coffee Morning for the 10th year, and we have been overwhelmed by the generosity and support of our local customers.

Macmillan professionals play such a crucial role within our communities, so we’re delighted to have been part of the fundraising efforts, and to have played our part in raising awareness. Our colleagues and customers have excelled themselves for yet another year, so we’d like to extend our thanks and congratulations on another fantastic fundraising effort for this very worthy cause."

Adam Nash, Senior Corporate Partnership Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, added: “M&S has partnered with Macmillan since 2010 and in that time, over £16.3 million has been raised as official partner to Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

"All donations from M&S go towards funding professional roles in hospitals and within the local community, such as nurses, occupational therapists and dieticians, whose income is almost entirely reliant on the generosity of public donations, so we can’t thank colleagues and customers enough for their generosity and determination."