Store offers a helping hand to community organisations

Alnwick’s Wilkinson store is offering a helping hand to community groups and charities who need extra support with local projects.

People living within the Alnwick area can apply to the branch for a monetary donation, Wilko products or volunteer time from team members, through the company’s Helping Hands scheme. This provides funding to support local projects and good causes. Store manager, Lee Wade, said it was great to be able to give something back to the community. Application forms can be collected from the store and once completed, should be returned to the help desk. Successful applicants will be notified within three months of submission. The store is also raising funds for the Great North Air Ambulance Service – its regional charity of the year – by hosting a second-hand book sale in store now.