We’re in the pink, say store staff

Sainsbury, Moreton Hall, Bury St Edmunds.'Sainsbury night shift doing a pink event for cancer.''Pictured; Sainsbury's staff members dress up in pink for the night shift to raise money for cancer charity.
Sainsbury, Moreton Hall, Bury St Edmunds.'Sainsbury night shift doing a pink event for cancer.''Pictured; Sainsbury's staff members dress up in pink for the night shift to raise money for cancer charity.
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SIX dads were remembered at a fun event staged by the night shift of Sainsbury’s last week.

Staff wore pink and the guys wore bras and tutus to brighten up the night time hours for customers at the Bury St Edmunds store.

The crazy caper raised £250 for the Breast Cancer Campaign as staff did their overnight version of Wear It Pink.

The event was organised by Clare Davis after her father Sid McLennan died from bowel cancer in October 2010. Clare and five other team members lost their fathers to the illness.

She said: “Dad’s death spurred me on. Six of us lost parents to some sort of cancer over the last 18 months.

“It was a lot in really quick succession. We’re a really close shift and had already sent money to the hospice and cancer research so we decided to do our own event.

“If it can highlight the work that is done, not only for the patient but also their families that is the main thing.”

On Friday, the whole store raised funds with a total of £704.48 donated. Staff made and purchased cakes,wore something pink and buckets were placed at the end of tills.

Paula Shaw, store trainer, said: “We were really pleased. It was good to see so many people taking part.”