staff at Matalan in Halton have drummed up a tidy sum for the NSPCC by rattling buckets at the Selby Road store.
Workers have received congratulations and a certificate after raising £1,571.69 for the NSPCC and ChildLine.
Fundraising events have included go green for Hallowe’en and bucket collections at Bank Holiday weekends when the outside of the store is decorated with NSPCC bunting.
They have also helped to raise awareness for the charity which has close ties to the city. The NSPCC has a service centre and a helpline centre in Leeds.
The NSPCC helpline, 0808 800 5000, is a free 24-hour service for adults who are worried about a child. Childline, which is a free and confidential service for children and young people up to 19, is on 0800 1111. See www.childline.org.uk for more.