Photo above: Carla Fielding (centre) and her colleagues at The Co-operative at Sapcote.

Carla smashes original £500 target in her bid to raise funds for Covid19 nurses

Monday, May 18, 2020

The manager of a convenience store in Sapcote has smashed her fundraising target for the NHS after shaving her head.

Carla Fielding, Store Manager of The Co-operative in Church Street, had originally set out to raise at least £500 for NHS Charities Together, which donates £1 million a day to the NHS.

After quickly meeting her target she upped it to £1,000, but has so far raised more than £2,300 with money still coming in.

Carla, aged 37, who is originally from Sapcote and now lives in Stoney Stanton, started working for the Heart of England Co-operative Society, which operates the store, as a part-time sales assistant 10 years ago.

She said: “I had decided a while ago I wanted to shave my hair off and of course it made sense to do something to help our NHS nurses.

“I have had some fantastic support from everyone around me. The Heart of England Co-operative Society donated £250, then we put a collection bucket and sponsorship form in the store and customers and colleagues have given generously, and I’ve also had donations from the Managers and Area Managers. Everyone has been brilliant.”

To donate log on to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Carla-fielding

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