5:00pm Monday 26th August 2013
A Harvester in the Black Country has helped to raise more than £100,000 to support children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.
The funds raised will be donated to Harvester’s official charity, Make-A-Wish Foundation, which the restaurant chain has supported over the past seven years.
The Foxhunt Harvester in Halesowen has helped raised the £105,000 donation principally through the special Make-A-Wish Sundae, which featured on the menu during 2012 and saw a donation from every sundae sold going towards the charity.
Karen Baskett, Retail Director for Harvester said: “Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK makes a positive difference to children and young people across the country. We are delighted to help to support the once-in-a-lifetime experiences that these children deserve.
“We owe a big thanks to all our customers who purchased a Harvester sundae and helped to contributed to the fundraising total.”
Staff members from Harvester’s across the country carried out their own fundraising activities to contribute to the grand total.
The £105,000 raised by Harvester will enable Make A Wish to grant more than 26 wishes. The total means that over the past seven years during which Harvester has been supporting the foundation, more than £300,000 has been raised for the children’s charity.
Amanda Williams, Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK’s Director of Fundraising, added: “We are thrilled to continue our strong relationship with Harvester for the seventh year running and want to say a big thank you for their donation.
“The donations we receive make a real difference to the children’s lives and create precious memories for their whole family.”
Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK helps to make dreams a reality for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and give families precious moments together. It was founded in the UK in June 1986 and, since then, has granted more than 8,000 wishes. For more information about Make-A-Wish please see www.make-a-wish.org.uk and for Harvester visit www.harvester.co.uk.
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