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By Furniture News Mar 23, 2015

Vale Furnishers raises money for Comic Relief

In the week-long run up to Red Nose Day 2015, Vale Furnishers in Farnham and Ash Vale got into the spirit of Comic Relief by baking cakes and cookies, selling raffle tickets and wearing red.

Vale Furnishers has two Surrey-based furniture showrooms, one in Farnham and one in Ash Vale. Throughout the week, the teams at each showroom baked cakes and cookies and sold them to staff and customers. For the raffle, the staff brought in multiple red items, including Maltesers, red wine, scratch cards and even a Spiderman toothbrush. The raffle was drawn at the end of Red Nose Day and one lucky customer won the lot. Sporting red noses and red attire, staff rounded out the day with a selfie.

“We were all very keen to take part in Comic Relief 2015,” says Mark Chandler, MD of Vale Furnishers. “It’s a great charity because it’s about having a laugh at the same time as raising money for a good cause.”

By the end of Red Nose Day, both showrooms had managed to raise £180 for Comic Relief. Mark Chandler decided to double the money raised, which means Vale Furnishers will contribute £360 to the biennial fundraiser, which resolves to improve the lives of poor and vulnerable people throughout the world.

Mark says: “The team put in a lot of effort, which is why as a business we were happy to encourage and support their efforts by doubling the money.”

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