£465 raised for local charities

The ORIGINAL Factory Shop in Forfar has raised £465 for their local charity partner The Physically Disabled United Group (PDUG).

Colleagues at the store organised regular fundraising events for the group as part of the store’s ‘Make a Difference in Your Community’ campaign, with the aim of providing support for a truly local charity.

Their efforts have contributed to an impressive £100,000 total that has been raised across the country by Original Factory Shop stores taking part in the campaign, raising money for hundreds of good causes across the UK since it launched back in January 2010.

Angela Finlayson, store manager, said: “It’s fantastic to know that together with our customers, we’ve helped to raise a huge amount of money for people in need, including £465 for The Physically Disabled United Group here in Forfar.

“We’re passionate about supporting causes in our local community close to our store and that’s why we carefully chose The Physically Disabled United Group as our partner for 2011.

“We’re hoping to raise even more funds before this year’s partnership ends in December.”

The store at Castle Street will soon be launching a search for a new charity partner for 2012.

The Original Factory Shop is committed to small town centre shopping in an era when many other big businesses are moving to out-of-town shopping centres.

The retailer aims to be an integral and valuable member of the community, supporting local people in as many ways as possible.

The ‘Make a Difference in Your Community’ charity campaign was formed to meet this aim.