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Mickey and Minnie Mouse join League 1 trophy at Eltham store fund-raisier
12:44pm Monday 31st December 2012 in Community
MICKEY and Minnie Mouse joined the League One trophy won by Charlton Athletic as star turns at the Freddie Farmer Weekend at Sainsbury’s Eltham on December 15/16.
The store that has adopted the Freddie Farmer Foundation as its supported charity for a second year also had signed balls and shirts from both Charlton and Millwall to raffle over the two days.
The weekend was organised by the store’s bakery manager Chris Trott, himself a big Addicks fan, who said: It’s been another great event that our customers have got behind. It touches people’s hearts when they meet Freddie, and I’m particularly pleased with the support from my colleagues, who have all chipped in to help.
"MyOwn CoutureParty supplied the Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam and Buzz Light Year costumes and helped with the face painting and glitter tattoos.
“We sold loads of bread pudding, which we called Fred Bread, made on the premises by one of our bakers, Michael Allen. My children, Jake and Phoebe, were pictured with the trophy but the most excited person was me!
“I’m doing the PR for Sainsbury’s here and I’m really enjoying it, doing something for the community, that’s the key. My passion is Greenwich borough. I went to Crown Woods and both my children go there.”
The event has raised £1,397 for the Freddie Farmer Foundation, including one lady called Lisa who donated the Sainsbury’s luxury “Taste the Difference” Christmas hamper back to the foundation.
Freddie’s dad, Dean Farmer, said: “It was great on Saturday. One surprise was that raffle tickets for the Millwall ball and shirt outsold the Charlton ones, but people from Bermondsey, including our family, have moved this way over the years.”
FIND out more about the Freddie Farmer Foundation at www.freddiefarmerfoundation.org.uk