News in brief
Poppy store recycling
Following the fundraising success of The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, customers can make their poppies go further this year at their local Sainsbury’s. For the first time, the Morecambe sdtore is providing a recycling service to support The Royal British Legion, the UK’s leading Armed Forces charity. Until November 24, customers can choose to recycle their poppies via an in-store collection point. During this time, a poppy recycling box will be available at the Morecambe Sainsbury’s customer service desk and all poppies that have been returned will be sent to The Royal British Legion to enable them to re-use or recycle them. This could save The Royal British Legion up to £100,000.
Leisure group raise charity funds
Pure Leisure Group which owns South Lakeland Leisure Village in Carnforth, is pledging its support to the largest cancer treatment and research centre in Europe, The Christie, with a number of fund raising initiatives over the coming year. In 2014 the company has pledged to donate £5 from every one of its holiday bookings taken annually at Royal Westmoreland plus £1 across their nine holiday parks in the UK. Christies will also be the chief benefactor of the 2014 Pure Leisure Annual Charity Ball, an event now in its twelfth year which has so far raised over half a million pounds.