Generous customers and staff at Aldi in Dartford have raised thousands of pounds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

More than £3,000 was raised last year through fancy dress days and other events in-store to contribute to the £1.2m raised nationally for the charity.

Stores in Dartford, and Swanley and Gravesend, plan on going even further this year to keep up the donations.

Daniel Robinson, Area Manager at Aldi UK said: “Our colleagues and customers have gone to great lengths to raise funds for this fantastic cause.

“The Teenage Cancer Trust makes a huge difference to people’s lives in our local area and we have been overwhelmed by the support and generosity our employees and customers have shown. We’re looking forward to raising even more in the months and years to come.”

Kate Collins, Interim Chief Executive Officer at Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “We are hugely grateful for the support Aldi has shown us so far, and to the customers and staff who have come together to raise this sum.

“This money will be used to ensure young people with cancer have the best treatment, care and support – and ultimately ensure that no young person faces cancer alone.”