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Seasonal packers raise over £1,000

Festive shoppers in Marks and Spencer’s in Solihull helped boost the funds of local charity SoLO by donating money for getting their bags packed at the tills.

Festive shoppers in Marks and Spencer’s in Solihull helped boost the funds of local charity SoLO by donating money for getting their bags packed at the tills.

The event took place on December 23 at the store in Mell Square, and raised an impressive £1,086.

The festive bag pack was organised by local police officers, Ann Strachan and Rhona Dann.

Ann said: “I would like to say a huge thanks to our friends and colleagues, who, despite the busy time of the year, in their free time, helped support this event and also to the generosity of the people of Solihull and of course to Marks and Spencers for hosting the event.”

Solihull Life Opportunities (SoLO) is a charity which enables children, young people and adults with learning disabilities to enjoy social and leisure activities that many people take for granted.

In providing social, leisure and fun activities for individuals with learning disabilities, SoLO also provides the parents and carers of those individuals with much needed respite – a break from the full-time job of caring for disabled people.

SoLO makes a difference to over 500 children and adults in Solihull with a learning disability. It costs almost £500,000 per year to run the services.

 

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