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Staff at B&M in Leek raise cash for charity

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: April 06, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

Adrian Walwyn and his sister Nat Joyce at the B&M fund-raiser.

Adrian Walwyn and his sister Nat Joyce at the B&M fund-raiser.

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Staff at a store in Leek have been pulling out all the stops to raise cash for charity.

B&M Store off Newcastle Road in Leek was the venue for the fund-raiser last Wednesday, March 26.

A total of £291 was raised as staff carried out a number of activities including selling cakes, running a raffle, guess the name of the Teddy and face-painting.

The event, which was in aid of the Epilepsy Action's Purple Day, was organised by B&M staff member Adrian Walwyn.

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Thirty-five-year-old Adrian decided to raise cash for the national Epilepsy charity as his fiance, Donna Mycock. suffers from the condition.

Adrian said: "I decided to do the fund-raising day at B&M where I work because Donna has suffered from epilepsy since she was 10.

"She has been through a lot of hospital and doctor appointments where they kept trying to get her medication right to suit her.

"It is still going on now. I am very proud of her because she is a fighter.

"She has her good days and bad days, but I am always there for her to support her and help her in anyway I can.

"Donna is the reason for me organising this fund-raising event.

"It is also for others who suffer from it so they can get the treatment they need. I think more people should back the charity as it is a really good cause. Donna means the world to me. I love her loads and I am so proud of her.

"I would like to thank Donna's parents Janet and Geoff and her brother and sister for being so supportive to Donna.

"I know she means the world to all of you and you are all very proud of her.

"I would like to thank my work colleagues for their help and support arranging the fundraising event and also B&M for letting me have the event."

Adrian's sister, Natalie Joyce, also helped at the fund-raising event.

Natalie said: "I'm proud of my brother for doing the fundraising event and for being Donna's rock."

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