Marks and Spencers Wolstanton join forces with Castle Comfort Centre in aid of Approach

Our December good deeds event 2015 was held in the Marks and Spencers store at Wolstanton in the run up to Christmas. Working together with Marks and Spencers, we were raising much needed funds to support Approach, a North Staffordshire charity that helps elderly people with dementia.

Castle Comfort Centre at M&S in support of ApproachCastle Comfort Centre at M&S in support of Approach Will Boyce the CEO of APPROACH also presents a radio show on 6towns radio in Stoke and Keith went along to talk about the planned event and about some of the history of how Castle Comfort started off at Hanley Market. The interview is available as a podcast.

Castle Comfort Centre Raised £770 for ApproachCastle Comfort Centre Raised £770 for Approach The original fundraising plan was to donate £1 for every ferrule and provide free teas and coffees, but the demand was so great on what was quite a cold weather weekend that the Castle Comfort team kept running out of them and had to go downstairs to the store and buy more.

It was great for some of our staff as they met up with lots of familiar faces from recent customers of the Wolstanton store, and some that remembered them from their Hanley market days nearly twenty years ago! The event itself was very successful and raised £770 for the charity and around 200 ferrules were changed.

The community room itself is on the first floor of the store and for those readers who missed it Keith took a video tour of the space to get a feel for it.

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