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Teams take on a challenge

Shoppers were surprised to see new staff at 13 Barnardo’s stores on 20th March as our employees took over the stores for the day!

Competing in teams of 10 at Barnardo’s stores across the UK, the teams had to boost income as much as possible for the charity. Our last Store Wars Challenge raised over £52,000 and we’re hoping to raise even more this year.

The object of the Store Wars Challenge is to increase the takings at a store, based on the average daily takings. Following the day itself each team have a month in which to maximise their fundraising. The challenge is all about putting key business skills to the test, in order to really make a positive impact on the community and leave a lasting legacy.

We have recently celebrated our second anniversary of the ‘together’ partnership with Barnardo’s, who with more than 800 projects around the UK, work to transform the lives of more than 200,000 children, young people and their families every year.

Our Managing Director, Peter Stringer, said: “It’s essential for Jewson to be engaged in activities such as Barnardo’s Store Wars. In addition to hopefully raising plenty of money for an important charity, our staff members also have the opportunity to develop their own skills, contribute in a relevant way to the local community and have fun at the same time.”