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Store boss seeks suggestions for a good cause to support

By This is Somerset  |  Posted: November 18, 2010

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The Wells branch of a national chain store is looking for a local charity or community group to support.

Following the success of its 2010 campaign, The Original Factory Shop is launching its 'Make A Difference' campaign for 2011 and is appealing to local causes to get in touch.

The campaign hopes to help as many causes in the community as possible by focusing on one a year.

Anyone wishing to nominate their organisation simply has to drop into the store at 41 High Street in the city and fill out a nomination form.

Colleagues at the store have been fundraising throughout 2010 for 2nd Wells Brownies.

A new organisation will be supported from January 1 with a year long programme of fundraising activity planned.

There is a minimum target of £500 looking to be raised for the chosen charity.

Store manager Phillip Need said: "The support we have had from the community has been fantastic and local people are really getting behind the campaign.

"We're asking for nominations and it really can be from anyone in Wells who needs a helping hand, whether it's a mothers and toddlers group, a local children's football team or a support group of whatever kind."

The deadline for nominations is Friday, November 26.

The company has raised £50,000 so far this year for more than 140 local causes UK wide.

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