Shop turns sweet 16

NRHNBE111207a2, Bonmarche Oxford street Ripley celebrating 16 years and raising money for Macmillan. Alison Grant, Lisa Cheetham, Elaine Ford and Barbara Whitehouse.
NRHNBE111207a2, Bonmarche Oxford street Ripley celebrating 16 years and raising money for Macmillan. Alison Grant, Lisa Cheetham, Elaine Ford and Barbara Whitehouse.

A RIPLEY shop has raised £75 for Macmillan Cancer Support as part of its 16th birthday celebrations.

Staff at Bon Marche, on Oxford Street, dressed up in festive costumes and sold £1 lucky bags to customers.

They also sold slices of birthday cake and held a raffle.

Store manager Elaine Ford said: “It did go quiet in the afternoon because of the weather but it was pretty good.

“The company chooses the charity - we have done it for Macmillan for the last four years I have been here.”

“But I have a particular interest as my dad died of cancer in October this year and he was in the Macmillian ward of the Royal Derby Hospital.”