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Charity round up - Former Co-op worker raises £1500

A former Co-op employee has raised £1,520 for Cornwall Air Ambulance's new helicopter appeal.

Martin Dillon returned to the St Mary's store to sell tickets for his annual Christmas raffle, with prizes donated by local businesses.

Martin, who retired from the Co-op a year ago, also made a donation to the Tommy's charity from the money raised.

In other charity news, On The Quay raised £863 for Cornwall Air Ambulance with its first Christmas Market, while the Charity Shop made £308 for the St Petroc's Society, which helps homeless people in Cornwall, from its takings on Saturday morning.

Elsewhere, two airport workers who played a 24-hour gaming marathon have finally completed a second part of their challenge.

Douglas Burrow and Nic Davidson raised £1,400 for Macmillan Cancer Support after playing each other in nine consecutive games in June.

However, the overall loser was also have his back waxed. As the pair ended up in a draw, they both agreed to take the plunge.

Douglas wrote on their fundraising page: "Well we finally got the backs done.

"Needless to say it was an interesting experience, but definitely worth it to have raised over £1400 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

"Thanks to Nic Davidson for being a good sport and to everyone else for their support."


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