EVERYTHING was all a flutter when a special visitor arrived at a Flintshire store recently, all in the name of charity.

The Together for Short Lives Butterfly flew into Morrisons, in Connah's Quay last weekend, for a special nationwide Butterfly Trail relay event to raise vital funds for seriously ill children and their families.

The Butterfly Trail is a month-long event that sees the Together for Short Lives butterfly travelling across the country in creative ways from store-to-store raising vital awareness and funds for local children’s hospices and the families they care for. Each of the 525 Morrisons stores and sites will have a butterfly for a day and hope to raise £500 before passing it on to the next store.

Connahs Quay Morrisons community champion Sue Morris (left) with Selina, one of the store managers.

Connah's Quay Morrisons community champion Sue Morris (left) with Selina, one of the store managers.

Together for Short Lives is the UK’s leading children’s palliative care charity, and their partnership with Morrisons is raising vital funds for children’s hospices across the country and helping families make precious memories together. The Butterfly Trail relay will not only raise vital funds for the partnership, it will also let families across the UK know that they can access support from Together for Short Lives through their helpline and online family support hub.

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The butterfly left the Connah's Quay store on Sunday, August 27 with a team of volunteers from the Shotton Walkers to deliver it to the Denbigh store. The Butterfly Trail relay hopes to raise £250,000 in total, which could enable 250 families to have much-needed respite care at their local hospice.

The Flintshire store's Community Champion, Sue Morris, had a few busy weeks fundraising in the build up, which will help local hospice, Claire House.

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She said: "We worked very hard in our small store and are very happy with raising £752.

"We would love to thank everyone that got involved and especially Shotton Walkers for walking the butterfly from Connah's Quay to Denbigh at 6am Bank Holiday Sunday morning!"

To find out more about the Butterfly Trail visit www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk/butterfly-trail and follow #MorrisonsButterflyTrail on Instagram.