Wynsors World of Shoes in Gateshead has announced that CLIC Sargent will be its new fundraising partner for the next year, after the decision was made to let store colleagues select local charities that would make a difference on their own store’s doorstep, allowing for customer donations to be invested into the local area.   

The footwear retailer has recently relaunched its charity initiative, which previously saw all funds raised over the last two years donated to the national charity, Cancer Research UK. This new initiative will see multiple local charities receive support from the 45 stores across the North of England and Yorkshire.

Colleagues across the company were encouraged to put forward deserving causes that hold meaning to them to ensure that their fundraising efforts make a difference in their own communities.

CLIC Sargent has been recognised by colleagues at the Gateshead branch for the amazing work that they do within the local community and have been confirmed as the stores fundraising partner for the year.

CLIC Sargent fights tirelessly to stop cancer destroying young lives. Its work is shaped around six core principles; day to day support, financial, emotional and bereavement support, offering patients and families a home from home and campaigning for change.

Dee Taylor, fundraising manager of CLIC Sargent said: “Here at CLIC Sargent, we are thrilled that the Gateshead store has chosen to partner with us. It’s great to see a retailer such as Wynsors offering its support to a cause which sadly affects so many people’s lives. We look forward to seeing what the partnership brings.” 

Karen Rutherford, store manager at Wynsors Gateshead, said: “We’re so pleased with the introduction of the new charity initiative which will see each of the store teams making a difference in their own community.

“Being able to support such a valuable local cause as CLIC Sargent over the course of the next year is fantastic and we’re excited to see all money raised be put to good use in our local area.

“We understand that donations are vital for smaller charities to continue with their hard work and it’s great to be able to offer our ongoing support to a cause that’s close to all of our hearts.”

Wynsors Gateshead is home to fantastic footwear at great prices for all the family. The store has regular discounts on big name brands including Adidas, Converse, Nike Air Max, Kickers and Skechers.