Posted: 20/03/2015

How farm shops can help charity by offering ‘doggy bag’ with a difference

Bones for bones logo
Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research can supply shops with collection boxes featuring a logo designed by Era Creative

A Cheshire farm shop is asking fellow retailers to join in a simple fundraising idea that could raise thousands for a leading blood cancer charity.

Under its Bones For Bones scheme, Cheerbrook Farm Shop’s butchery offers fresh bones for customers to take home for their dogs in return for a small donation to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research (L&LR).

Shop owner Andrew Shufflebotham said Cheerbrook had been running Bones For Bones for a couple of years and it had been well supported by customers.

In the past 12 months the store has raised almost £600 for the South Cheshire branch of L&LR, and it’s now working with the charity to encourage other retailers to join the scheme.

Design agency Era Creative has contributed a logo design for a collection box that L&LR can supply, with other fundraising help, to any farm shops or butchers willing to take part.

The charity works to improve the lives of patients with all types of blood cancer, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

For more information on taking part in the Bones For Bones scheme, email Catriona Taitor call her on 0191 208 2716.

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