Students at Bradford University helped raise a fantastic £2,150 for the Telegraph & Argus Bradford Crocus Cancer Appeal by holding a bag-pack at three Bradford supermarkets.
About 70 volunteers helped shoppers pack their bags at the checkouts of Morrisons at Westgate, Mayo Avenue and Thornbury from 10am to 7pm last Friday.
Shoppers gave generously to collection buckets to reward the Team Bradford students with all the cash going towards our £1 million fundraising campaign.
More bag-packing events are now being planned at Morrisons, which was one of the first companies to support our appeal by holding a dress-down day at its Gain Lane headquarters.
We are raising £1 million to buy the University’s Institute of Cancer Therapeutics a new mass spectrometer, which could held its scientists pioneer less toxic cancer treatments ten times faster than ever before.
A spokesman for the T&A Bradford Crocus Cancer Appeal, which is being run with the University, Yorkshire Cancer Research and the Sovereign Health Care Charitable Trust, said: “The students did an absolutely incredible job and were praised by staff in each of the stores for their energy and enthusiasm.
“The final total is an unbelievable amount and the event will have raised the profile of the appeal in the city.
“We hope other people take inspiration from Team Bradford’s efforts and join us by hosting their own fundraising events.
“We’d also like to thank Morrisons for their continued support and we are now looking at holding more bag-packing sessions at stores across the city.”
Meanwhile, the T&A Bradford Crocus Cancer Appeal official Christmas card, designed by ten-year-old Rosie Hodge, who won our Christmas card competition, is now being printed.
Anyone interested in selling copies of the Christmas card should contact the newsroom on (01274) 706295.
To support the appeal, e-mail crocus @brad.ac.uk or call (01274) 233166.