A fund-raising weekend on February 9/10 at Sainsbury’s Eltham earned £730 for the Freddie Farmer Foundation.

The store that has adopted the foundation as its supported charity for a second year raised the funds through a raffle, bucket collections, and homemade cupcake, candy floss and cake sales, including a large walnut cake donated by Eltham’s Coffee Town café.

Party planners My Own Couture Party provided the eye-grabbing Buzz and Hello Kitty mascots free of charge and Pink & Fluffy Candy Floss donated 50 percent of all candy floss sales to the foundation.

“We are a very busy store but our customers really take to our Freddie days,” said bakery manager Chris Trott.

“Freddie was there both days and people just love him.

“We’re planning a few more fund-raising events including a medium night for staff on February 28, an Easter Egg Hunt at Middle Park Community Centre on March 31, and a big finale event in June to mark the end of our charity partnership.”

The charity partnership started on June 21, 2011 after shoppers were invited to vote for their favourite local cause.

“It’s been great to be a part of it, and to see the foundation grow,” said Chris.

TO FIND OUT MORE visit www.freddiefarmerfoundation.org.uk