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Arrival of witches spells good day for charity
6:40pm Thursday 31st October 2013 in News
A GOTHIC black fairy and a nasty witch were a few of the highlights from a mass charity Halloween fundraiser which took over the Martin’s & McColl’s stores in the town.
Shop employees at around six venues across Swindon pulled out their long green wigs and white face paint to take part in a charity fun day to raise money and awareness for Cardiac Risk in the Young.
As well as fancy dress, there were also raffles, spooky-themed cake sales with rice crispy treats covered with a green slime-looking icing and a guess the weight of the pumpkin.
Deputy manager at Penhill’s store Kathy Dunne said her shop had collected more than £100.
“It’s been a lot of fun,” said Kathy, 55. “I’ve scared a few children this morning. Everybody has seemed to enjoy it – it’s been quite a laugh.”
Evening supervisor in the Highworth store Emma Blake, 40, said the donation’s pot had been filling up nicely throughout the day.
Prizes in the raffle included tickets to watch Swindon Town Football Club play and an iReader.
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