'Slave for a day' for top cause

Swindon Advertiser: 'Slave for a day' for top cause 'Slave for a day' for top cause

A SWINDON fundraiser has offered herself as a ‘slave for a day’ in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Debbie Fairfoull, who lost her mother to the disease, organised a bring and buy sale at Specsavers which raised £300 for the charity.

The event last Friday included a homemade cake sale, an auction and nearly new clothing sale.

The most intriguing item among those sold on the day was a ‘slave for a day’ voucher, for which Debbie volunteered herself to undertake any task – within reason – that the winning bidder wanted done.

David Grieves, store director, won the bid and rumours around the store suggest he will put Debbie to work in his garden.

Other items included an iPod docking station and speakers, a signed Swindon Town football, as well as Scouting for Girls and Peter Andre memorabilia.

Frazer Ince, store manager at the Regent Street branch, said: “One of Debbie’s things is raising awareness of the disease as well as raising the money.

“It’s the type of disease which isn’t shouted about as much as others. There is no money invested in it to fund some form of care.”

Forty of the store’s staff were involved in the day, which helped to drive bids up for items. The biggest fundraiser was the iPod docking station, which pulled in £40.

Anything not sold on the day will still be used to raise money for the charity. Frazer said there was still £100 to £200 worth of products which could be sold on eBay in the coming weeks.

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