This April Anna Ingram is celebrating 20 years working for her local Southport supermarket. Anna began working for Morrisons in 1996 while she was training to be a teacher and 20 years on remains a valued colleague and well known fundraising figure in the local community.
In August 2013 Anna took on the additional role of representing Morrisons as a Community Champion, supporting local causes and Morrisons’ national charity partner, Sue Ryder. She said: “I get to meet lots of lovely people and my colleagues are always keen to support a good cause. Their faith in my ideas means they often snowball into fantastic fundraisers.”
“I have lots of favourite moments – organising a teddy bears picnic with a local play centre, attending the Queens garden party at Buckingham Palace and reaching a Guinness World Record for the fastest time to scan and pack 12 items, just 18.65 seconds, which was a huge achievement and great fun. We even had a flash mob in store which the customers loved!”
“As I have become more recognised locally as a Community Champion I have found it easier to gain local support for my fundraising which has helped to promote the work of Sue Ryder.”
“Sue Ryder is an amazing cause and it’s great having a national partner we can support.
Sadly I lost my father in January to dementia, and this has largely been my inspiration to help raise money.”
So far, Morrisons’ ‘Proud to Raise a Smile’ partnership with Sue Ryder has raised almost £5 million. It has funded new community healthcare services, family support teams and Sue Ryder’s Online Community and Support (www.sueryder.org/support), providing incredible care to patients and their families.
For more information or to get involved, call our dedicated partnership hotline on 0800 949 6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. Alternatively, show your support today by texting ‘SMILE’ to 70123 to donate £3. For more information about Sue Ryder visit www.sueryder.org.
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