Festive shoppers raise funds to the tune of £2500 at Tong

We’d like to say a huge thank you to our generous customers who helped two local Salvation Army groups raise almost £2,500 for in the run up to Christmas.

We welcomed Salvation Army bands representing both the Bradford Citadel and Morley Corps to entertain shoppers as part of our annual celebration of Christmas and representatives from the charities were delighted with the outcome.

“The Salvation Army are very grateful to Tong Garden Centre's continued support in allowing us to spread the Joy of Christmas to their customers.  We were overwhelmed by the customers’ generosity which raised over £1500.00 and allows us to continue our work supporting families in need both at Christmas and throughout the year. Thank you so much," said Susan Spargo, from Bradford Citadel.

Richard Weston from Morley Corps echoed Ms. Spargo’s sentiments: “Thank you so much to the customers of Tong Garden Centre for the generous donations that they gave whilst we played Christmas Carols. All of the money that was raised will help us to make a difference in our local community in many different ways.”

The events were organised by our Tills and Customer Services Manager, Diane Farrar who is looking forward to welcoming the Salvation Army back again this year: “The Salvation Army brass band is an integral part of our festive celebrations that bring joy to our customers and raise valuable funds for this amazing charity.”

Photo: (L-R) - Dennis Keen, Claire Whybrow, Tony Goodwin & Jamie Maxwell