Staff and kids jumps into action for Mencap

Store staff at the Co-operative Travel in Heckmondwike are at the starting line ready for a year of fundraising for Mencap. Staff Vicky Smithson, Becky Harvey and Leanne Swithenbank are joined by members of The Counting House nursery, Mel Normanton, Ellie Butler, Theo Stylianou, Imogen Aitken, Kaydan Lawton, Ellie Smith, Yusuf Khalil and Jo Williamson. (d21011142)

Store staff at the Co-operative Travel in Heckmondwike are at the starting line ready for a year of fundraising for Mencap. Staff Vicky Smithson, Becky Harvey and Leanne Swithenbank are joined by members of The Counting House nursery, Mel Normanton, Ellie Butler, Theo Stylianou, Imogen Aitken, Kaydan Lawton, Ellie Smith, Yusuf Khalil and Jo Williamson. (d21011142)

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CHILDREN from a Heckmondwike nursery shook their pom poms to kick start a company’s charity push.

The Co-operative Travel, in the Northgate Centre, teamed up with kids from the Counting House Day Nursery in Market Street to mark its new year of fundraising, in aid of Mencap.

The Co-operative Group is embarking on a year-long programme of fundraising to help the charity transform the lives of thousands of young people with a learning disability.

Staff donned running gear, while the children dressed as cheerleaders to spur them on.

Store manager at Heckmondwike Katie Battye said: “We want to boost the confidence of young people with a learning disability, so they can stand tall and hold their heads high. It’s the start of a busy year of fundraising, and we’ll have a lot to do before we cross the finishing line, but it will be worth it.

“I’m incredibly proud to have Mencap as our charity of the year.”