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Local charities benefit from Samworth Brothers Charity Challenge effort

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After taking part in this year’s tough Charity Challenge weekends, Samworth Brothers’ teams are now seeing lots of the money raised going to good local causes in Leicestershire, Cornwall and elsewhere.
 
In total an amazing £370,232.00 was raised by the Samworth Brothers Charity Challenge teams during the event in Wales in June.   Now the fantastic and fulfilling task of giving the money out is being undertaken.
 
Wishes4Kids
 
Four teams from Bradgate Bakery in Leicester; ‘Over the Hill and Far a Wales’, ‘Team Shortbreads’, ‘Team-3PLUS1’, and ‘Winning Fillings’ raised £20,869.00 for Wishes4Kids, the bakery’s chosen charity. The money will fund a Christmas party and a trip to a local pantomime, and has already been used for an outdoor activity event.
 
Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW), Cornwall
 
Members of two Cornwall Charity Challenge teams – Team Tortoise and the Dodgy Bodies team were delighted to present a cheque for £3,331.05 to the Hospice.  “A big thank you to the teams from Ginsters and Samworth Brothers for such a generous cheque”, said Sarah Stott, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser for the CHSW. (Pictured top ).
 
4ward Strokes

A cheque for £3,138.35 was delivered to 4ward Strokes in Leicestershire, on behalf of the 3 Old Guys and John team from Walkers Deli & Sausage Co, Leicester.
 

 
 
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Julie Monk, Chairperson 4ward Strokes said; “As a self funded and volunteer-led charity we can’t thank everyone enough for the amazing amount of money raised.” (Pictured bottom left).
 
Merlin MS Centre, Cornwall.
 
The Wacky Racers team presented a cheque for £3,000 to the Merlin, Cornwall’s only Multiple Sclerosis therapy centre.   “We rely totally on fundraising and donations to survive, so a huge thank you to the Wacky Racers team for its generous support”, said Sarah Snell, PR and Fundraising Manager for the MS Merlin Centre. (Pictured bottom right).