ALDI fundraiser for Teenage Cancer Trust

ALDI staff in Lake dressed up as a superhero, the Grinch, Santa’s elves and Santa himself, all in an attempt to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The charity event, held on the afternoon of Sunday, December 9, formed part of a drive by the ALDI chain to raise five million pounds for TCT by the end of 2022. The Teenage Cancer Trust has been set up to make sure that no teenager is left to battle cancer alone and provides specialist nurses for youngsters with the potentially fatal disease, wherever they happen to be located within the UK. Currently, only half of all youngsters receive such help. ALDI staff have been selling raffle tickets all week in aid of Sunday’s event, with a Kevin the carrot soft toy featuring as one of the many prizes to be won.

Father Christmas, on a visit from Lapland, honoured the store with his presence, and every child entering Santa’s grotto received a special gift. Other attractions at the event included a shootout stall from vintage Island amusements, face painting, a tombola table, a bake sale and plenty of Christmas crafts for children.

The highlight of the event was a mince pie eating competition, with the winner taking home a hamper of different mince pies.