Fair fun at shop for charity

NILALM111022B1 - Ilkeston Wilkos charity day. Staff at Wilkos raise money for Age UK
NILALM111022B1 - Ilkeston Wilkos charity day. Staff at Wilkos raise money for Age UK

WHILE all the fun of Ilkeston Charter Fair was in full swing out on the streets this weekend, staff at a town centre shop were coaxing revellers in to help raise cash for charity.

Staff at Wilkinson in Bath Street had a fancy dress day themed around the fair and held a raffle in aid of Age UK –the store’s national charity of the year.

Employees wrapped up warm in hats, scarves and gloves –the traditional outfit for the October fair – raising an impressive £608 through raffling off top prizes, including a table and chairs set worth £175 and a patio set worth £100.

Till supervisor Claire Riley said: “It went very well – everyone got into the spirit of the fair.”

The store will hold another event in aid of Age UK later in the year.