Haunting fun day to support charity

Miles for Men fundraisers Jane and Mark Sickling meet scarey witch Tracie Bestford during the Halloween fundraiser at the Middle Warren Sainsbury's store.
Miles for Men fundraisers Jane and Mark Sickling meet scarey witch Tracie Bestford during the Halloween fundraiser at the Middle Warren Sainsbury's store.
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SUPERMARKET customers were in for a fright when they went to do their weekend shop – but took the chance to support a town charity.

Staff at Sainsbury’s Middle Warren, in Hartlepool’s Bishop Cuthbert estate, swapped their uniforms for haunting costumes as the store held a Halloween fun day.

Shoppers got the chance to try out a lucky dip while dozens took the opportunity to try and win a Halloween hamper.

The winner of the draw for the prize will be revealed in store tomorrow.

The spooky fun was organised to raise more cash and awareness for the store’s charity of the year Miles for Men.

Tracie Bestford, PR ambassador in the store in Mulberry Rise, said: “Our customers are always really generous, they support all of the fundraising events and activities we organise.

“It was really good fun at the weekend, we had a lot of kids in who were enjoying the activities and the staff all got into the spirit of things by getting dressed up for the occasion.”

Staff will be getting used to swapping their uniforms for the costumes, they plan to do the same to mark Halloween on Thursday.

The Halloween fun day was the latest event organised in support of Miles for Men.

As previously reported in the Mail, the store asked shoppers to nominate a local cause to become this year’s charity of the year.

Miles for Men volunteers expressed their delight when customers voted for the charity to benefit from a year’s worth of fundraising.

Tracie said: “We will do all we can throughout the year to raise as much as possible for the charity.”