CLATTERBRIDGE Cancer Centre has had a funding boost from staff at a Wirral branch of Marks & Spencer who have raised more than £2,700 for the charity.

Over the last year, staff from the Heswall store have everything from bake sales to raffles and even took up an ice bucket challenge.

Store Manager Celia Roberts said: “The team chose Clatterbridge as our store charity because a member of staff was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 45, which was a huge shock to both her and her colleagues.

"Clatterbridge ensured she was well looked after at all the stages of her treatment, right up to being given the all clear and beyond, and so we wanted to show our thanks for their support.

"As a result of this, the staff have been very enthusiastic in their efforts to support the charity, which we know gives this incredible level of support to so many people across the Wirral, and are delighted to have raised so much for such a great cause.”

Louise Beach, fundraising manager for Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, said: "The team has been fantastic in showing their support.

"The money raised will help us invest in projects which will make a lasting impact on improving patients’ experience, funding vital research and innovations in our services, all of which will help us maintain our standards for delivering the best possible care in our region."