I write on behalf of the officers and members of the Boys' and Girls' Brigades in Malvern to thank all of those shoppers in Morrisons Malvern Link, on March 8 for their kind generosity and support.

Brigade members were raising funds by providing a bag packing service that day.

The funds raised will primarily assist those in membership, and especially those who are attending annual camp and/or participating in expeditions and residential courses, associated with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. This will especially benefit those members whose parents are on low incomes.

The boys and girls who helped found the experience quite enlightening and were encouraged not just by the significant level of donations, but in particular from the kind words of encouragement expressed to them by members of the public.

Thanks are extended to all store staff for their assistance and advice and to Morrisons for permitting the collection to take place.

Paul Hern


1st Malvern Boys' and 7th Malvern Girls' Brigade Companies