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John Lewis staff in Norwich raise £5,800 for Nelson’s Journey charity

PUBLISHED: 17:34 05 March 2018 | UPDATED: 18:16 05 March 2018

Richard Mark, head of branch, John Lewis Norwich and Partners present cheque for £5,800 to Gena Moore of Nelson’s Journey. Photo: Nelson's Journey

Richard Mark, head of branch, John Lewis Norwich and Partners present cheque for £5,800 to Gena Moore of Nelson’s Journey. Photo: Nelson's Journey

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Staff at Norwich’s John Lewis store have raised £5,800 for the child bereavement charity Nelson’s Journey.

Richard Mark, head of branch, John Lewis Norwich and Partners present cheque for £5,800 to Gena Moore of Nelson’s Journey. Photo: Nelson's JourneyRichard Mark, head of branch, John Lewis Norwich and Partners present cheque for £5,800 to Gena Moore of Nelson’s Journey. Photo: Nelson's Journey

Over the past year, employees have taken part in a variety of fundraising activities to support the Norfolk-based charity.

They provided support by volunteering at events including art and craft sessions held at the charity’s “Smiles House”. Meanwhile, staff member Katie O’Reilly worked a day-a-week at the charity over a six-month period.

Money raised will go towards helping the organisation provide therapeutic services.

Nelson’s Journey offers support for children and young people aged up to 18 who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life.

In 2017, the charity received 952 referrals and believes demand will continue to grow in the future.

Simon Wright, the charity’s CEO, said the money “will make a huge difference”.

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