Argos stores bag money for cancer charity

Argos stores in the North East, including Alnwick, have raised �100,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Argos stores in the North East, including Alnwick, have raised �100,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Staff and customers at Argos, in Alnwick, are celebrating after stores in the region reached their £100,000 fund-raising target for charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support.

The target was initially set as a challenge by Cramlington store manager Nicola Rutherford when the partnership began two years ago, and a fund-raising drive by more than 30 stores in the area, including Alnwick, has led to the six-figure sum being raised.

With unstoppable enthusiasm, the local stores took on challenges big and small, including an epic coast-to-coast cycle ride, hiking Hadrian’s Wall and taking part in swimathons to meet the total – which adds to the staggering £2 million that has now been achieved by Argos stores nationwide.

Catriona Munn, senior partnership manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “To hit such a huge fund-raising target so quickly is an achievement. Congratulations to each and every person involved.”