CHILDREN'S charity Kids’ Stuff have received a big donation thanks to Tesco in Stroud.

The store donated £1,000 and ran a cookie decorating workshop.

It also provided donations for the cake stall at a fundraising event, held by the Kids’ Stuff.

The pay as you feel event at the Fresh Ground Café and B&B in Cainscross, encouraged people to make donations by paying what they could afford for the items on sale.

Kids’ Stuff was launched in January 2013 and now operates out of a warehouse in Brimscombe Port.

It was set up to ensure every child in the Stroud area has the clothes, equipment and furniture they need to thrive.

Tesco store community champion Jacqui Beard attended the event to hand over the cheque to Viki Lee from Kids’ Stuff.

The money will be used to buy baby products and equipment.

Tesco home economist Jackie Barnett was on hand to help children design their cookies at the cookie decorating workshop.

Martin Rose, manager at the Tesco store in Stroud, said: “Whilst we are dedicated and focused on serving our customers and enhancing their shopping experience in our store, we are also keen to engage with and help to support our local community.

“Kids’ Stuff does fantastic work for the children of Stroud and we are delighted to have been able to help out in this way."

Viki Lee from Kids’ Stuff said: “We believe that every child should have access to the items they need in order to thrive so we held a sale with a difference to raise funds to help with that goal. We are extremely grateful to Tesco for the help it provided and the wonderful donation.” 

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