Frank’s the Flooring Store is to spread plenty of festive joy this Christmas after raising more than £25,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, over the course of the year – beating the amount raised in 2015.

Staff from across the 25 Frank’s locations in the North East have been getting in the Christmas spirit as part of the company’s final charity fundraising push of the year.

The company has already hit the £25,000 mark, following donations from staff, customers and suppliers, and expects this to rise to in excess of £28,000, with money still being counted and collected at a number of the Frank’s stores.

Staff have organised a number of initiatives, including fancy dress days and organising seasonal bake sales.

During the summer, the company also hosted a charity football match, raising more than £2,000, as well as organising coffee mornings and other fundraising activities throughout the year, which will all go towards the total.

Jason Maguire, of Frank’s the Flooring Store, said: “Last year was an incredible effort by our team, suppliers and valued customers, and I am delighted that we have been able to raise another massive amount for a fantastic cause. It was always going to be a tall order to eclipse last year’s total, so I am very proud.

“Everyone has either been directly affected by cancer, or knows someone close to them who has been, so Macmillan is the perfect charity to support. Christmas is the time of giving and with this donation; we are hoping to spread even more festive cheer to Macmillan, as we all get in the festive spirit.”