Staff at M&S Lowestoft dress to impress during 80s-themed fun fundraiser

Staff members at the M&S Lowestoft store wear 80s themed fancy dress, as funds are raised for ward 1

Staff members at the M&S Lowestoft store wear 80s themed fancy dress, as funds are raised for ward 17 at James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston. Pictures: MICK HOWES - Credit: Archant

Cakes were baked, staff wore 80s-themed fancy dress and bags were packed for shoppers at a popular Lowestoft store as funds were raised for a worthy cause.

Emma Rose, staff member at the M&S Lowestoft store, on the exercise bike as funds are raised for war

Emma Rose, staff member at the M&S Lowestoft store, on the exercise bike as funds are raised for ward 17 at James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston. Pictures: MICK HOWES - Credit: Archant

Part of the M&S Lowestoft store has been transformed over the past two days – with an 'I love 80s' fun weekend helping to raise funds for ward 17 at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston.

With staff at the M&S store choosing ward 17 as their local charity of the year, a number of fundraising events have been organised.

The latest of which took place in store yesterday (Friday) and today as more than £1,000 was raised.

The event was organised by staff members Emma Rose and Michaela Oldman. Emma said: 'It has been a really good couple of days. Raising money for ward 17 means a lot to us.'

Marks and Spencers on London Road North in Lowestoft held fundraising days this Friday and Saturday

Marks and Spencers on London Road North in Lowestoft held fundraising days this Friday and Saturday for Ward 17 at the James Paget Hospital. Photo from v - Credit: Emma Rose


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Michaela added: 'There has been a really nice atmosphere in store and the customers have been fantastic.'

Students from Benjamin Britten Music Academy attended on Friday and helped pack bags for shoppers, cakes were sold and staff took it in turns to cycle the equivalent distance of travelling to the James Paget University Hospital on an exercise bike.

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With £430 raised on Friday, and more than £200 raised between 10am and noon this morning (Saturday), staff were thrilled to have raised a final total of £1053.45.

With the staff members getting into the spirit of the occasion by wearing 80s-themed fancy dress, and donating £1 to wear their best 80s gear, they cycled the equivalent of 130 miles on the exercise bike – which is 19 trips to the James Paget Hospital.

Marks and Spencers on London Road North in Lowestoft held fundraising days this Friday and Saturday

Marks and Spencers on London Road North in Lowestoft held fundraising days this Friday and Saturday for Ward 17 at the James Paget Hospital. Photo from v - Credit: Emma Rose

'It has been a really fun couple of days,' Emma Rose added.

Marks and Spencers on London Road North in Lowestoft held fundraising days this Friday and Saturday

Marks and Spencers on London Road North in Lowestoft held fundraising days this Friday and Saturday for Ward 17 at the James Paget Hospital. Photo from v - Credit: Emma Rose

Marks and Spencers on London Road North in Lowestoft held fundraising days this Friday and Saturday

Marks and Spencers on London Road North in Lowestoft held fundraising days this Friday and Saturday for Ward 17 at the James Paget Hospital. Photo from v - Credit: Emma Rose

Marks and Spencers on London Road North in Lowestoft held fundraising days this Friday and Saturday

Marks and Spencers on London Road North in Lowestoft held fundraising days this Friday and Saturday for Ward 17 at the James Paget Hospital. Photo from v - Credit: Emma Rose

Marks and Spencers on London Road North in Lowestoft held fundraising days this Friday and Saturday

Marks and Spencers on London Road North in Lowestoft held fundraising days this Friday and Saturday for Ward 17 at the James Paget Hospital. Photo from v - Credit: Emma Rose

Marks and Spencers on London Road North in Lowestoft held fundraising days this Friday and Saturday

Marks and Spencers on London Road North in Lowestoft held fundraising days this Friday and Saturday for Ward 17 at the James Paget Hospital. Photo from v - Credit: Emma Rose

Marks and Spencers on London Road North in Lowestoft held fundraising days this Friday and Saturday

Marks and Spencers on London Road North in Lowestoft held fundraising days this Friday and Saturday for Ward 17 at the James Paget Hospital. Photo from v - Credit: Emma Rose

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