Gangnam Style dancing and bag packing at South Woodford supermarket helps firefighters’ charity

“Gangnam Style” dancing, bag packing and competitions are helping raise money for a charity which supports firefighters and their families.

Sainsbury’s, George Lane, South Woodford chose the Fire Fighters Charity to receive any money they raise this year.

Fiona O’Leary, store manager, said: “I don’t think people know about the charity, people think that as firefighters risk their lives there’s a fund to help them when things go wrong, but there isn’t.”

Since June the supermarket has raised �1,250 through doing competitions and having the firefighters in to pack plastic bags with customers making donations.

Mrs O’Leary said: “We have different activities in store, managers are being sponsored to learn the gangnam style dance and perform for their colleagues.”


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The cheque was presented to firefighters at Woodford Fire Station, Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green on Friday.

Steve Brown, borough fire commander, said: “The store’s continued support and their fun approach to fund raising has been fantastic and I would like to thank all the members of the public who have very generously contributed to the charity.”

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