Shoppers are invited to join the party

26/8/2011'From left, Sandra Hamilton, Kim Nield, Olivia Marton and manager Mohammed Chowdhury dressed up for Mencap at the Adeyfield Square Co-op, Hemel Hempstead.
26/8/2011'From left, Sandra Hamilton, Kim Nield, Olivia Marton and manager Mohammed Chowdhury dressed up for Mencap at the Adeyfield Square Co-op, Hemel Hempstead.

LIFE was a beach for one day only for workers at a neighbourhood food store.

Despite downpours outside, staff at the Co-op in Adeyfield, Hemel Hempstead, brought a ray of sunshine to shoppers by hosting a summer beach party.

Workers at the shop donned sunglasses and Hawaiian garlands to raise cash for Mencap, the firm’s chosen charity to support for the year.

The good cause supports people with learning disabilities along with their families and carers.

Manager at the store in Queen’s Square, Muhammad Chowdhury – pictured above with staff members Sandra Hamilton, Kim Nield and Olivia Marton, said: “We’ve been busy fundraising for Mencap and we’re all determined to keep the momentum going right through until the end of the year.

“It is fantastic to know that fun events like this one can help inspire thousands of young people with a learning disability to change their world.”

So far the store has raised around £200 for the charity through the sale of raffle tickets.

The top prize is a £40 voucher to spend in store.

Tickets, costing £1 each, will be on sale until tomorrow, Thursday.