Pictured with Variety buckets are Tesco Branksome Community Champion Kara Guppy, centre, with Variety Wessex representatives, l-r, Jenny Davies, Linda Valentine, Ruth Stanley and Judy Hiscoke. Also helping on the day were Barry Smith and Peter Jenkins.

Frances Cornelius, chair of Variety Wessex, said:

Thank you Tesco, Kara and all the customers at the Branksome store who made such generous donations. Without your help we, would not be able to help as many disadvantaged children in our area. Your contributions are vital for our local work. Thank you too, to Judy, Jenny, Barry, Linda, Ruth and Peter for finding time on a busy Saturday to do this funding collection.

Story by: Hattie Miles, Variety Wessex Volunteer