STAFF at an Ilkeston shop raised more than £1,000 by hosting Come Dine With Me events and collecting cash in store.
Marks and Spencer’s Simply Food on the Waterside Retail Park presented the cash to Ben’s Den.
The charity was set up in memory of Ilkeston teenager Ben Parker.
It sends children suffering cancer and their families on seaside holidays.
Ben’s mum, Tracey said: “We’re very grateful to receive the cheque.
“It’s a great way to start the year.”