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Basildon businesses come together for Macmillan

Basildon, 28th July 2015: On Saturday 18th July, Basildon’s H&T Pawnbrokers store on Market Pavement held a fundraising event to raise money for national cancer support charity Macmillan. The store exceeded their £200 fundraising goal, and managed to raise over £300!

Many local Basildon businesses donated raffle prizes to help with this charity drive, including:
  • Activity days – x 2 tickets to Essex County Cricket Club
  • Food and drink – Coffee and cup set from Starbucks; £30 voucher for The Little Fish Company; A bottle of Champagne; A box of chocolates; A juicer
  • Hair and beauty – x 2 Hairdresser vouchers worth £50 at Reflections; A manicure at Debut salon
  • House and home –A home-made picture from Being Creative; Fluffy toys
Entertainment on the day included:
  • Face painting and glitter tattoos
  • Despicable Me Minions
  • Cake stalls and refreshments
  • Music and dancing
  • Tombola
  • Games

Store Manager, Addy Archodakis, said: ‘So many of the local businesses kindly gave raffle prizes and offered support for our fundraising day. It was a fun day in the sun and the local community got involved and donated generously. Even the local police popped along for a drink and a photo with the Minions!’

H&T Pawnbrokers is supporting Macmillan in many of the 190 stores nationwide this year and have already raised over £2,000. The pawnbroking and secondhand jewellery stores are holding a range of activities including cake, book and plant sales; sporting challenges; themed fancy dress days; and entertainment events.