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Coles Echuca fourth highest fundraiser for FightMND

By Ivy Jensen

COLES Echuca has finished as the fourth highest fundraising store in Australia for FightMND.

Shoppers and team members at Echuca sold more than 2100 beanies and raised more than $43,000 through beanies, pork sales and customer and team member donations in the six-week campaign to help find a cure for Motor Neurone Disease.

Echuca is among four stores in the north-east border region that have raised more than $100,000 to help FightMND.

Nationally, Coles raised more than $5.2 million and stores in Victoria’s north-east country region, including Echuca, raised more than $200,000.

Coles regional manager Stuart Porter said he was more than proud of the north-east region stores.

“To have four stores in our region (Echuca, Deniliquin, Shepparton and Shepparton South) feature in the top 20 fundraising stores nationally says a lot about our region’s community spirit and affinity with the FightMND cause, footy and Neale Daniher,” he said.

“We want to say a big thank you to our customers and the local community who have supported the campaign by buying a beanie or Coles brand fresh pork. When so many people are doing it tough as a result of COVID-19, it’s wonderful to see the support for such a worthy cause.”

More than 100,000 Coles team members across the country joined the FightMND Army in May to sell beanies at more than 800 supermarkets, the first time the popular head-warmers have been sold through supermarkets.

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