Staff members from leading footwear brand Hotter Shoes took over the Marie Curie shop in Hunts Cross for the day in a bid to raise takings for the terminal illness charity.
The Hotter staff, named Team Ambition bought shoes and umbrellas to sell in-store and encouraged people to visit the shop – were competing with four other rival teams of Hotter colleagues in Marie Curie shops across the UK.
Speaking at the end of the challenge, Sara Prowse, Chief Executive Officer at Hotter, said: “I’m very proud of Team Ambition’s efforts in raising the takings at Marie Curie’s Hunt Cross shop. It was a tougher challenge than I originally thought it might be, however it was a lot of fun and very rewarding.
“Everyone at Hotter is very proud to be supporting Marie Curie, who do a fantastic job providing care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their families, and I’m glad my team could help contribute to that.”
Nicola Nicholson, Marie Curie Hunts Cross shop manager added: “Everyone here is delighted that Hotter have chosen to support Marie Curie in such an active way! The takeover is a really great demonstration of both Hotter and Marie Curie working closely together, to help to support people living with a terminal illness.
“It was great to meet and interact with staff from Hotter who were second to none; they did an absolutely amazing job working in-store. Their dedication and passion was truly inspiring – if they’re available, we’d love to have them back!”
The shop takeovers are just one of several activities since the partnership began in January. To coincide with the start of the Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraiser, Hotter launched a limited edition bespoke Mabel shoe with a signature yellow daffodil print on 1st March. Retailing at £45, Marie Curie will receive £20 from every pair sold.