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L-R: Heath Monaghan, Sue Barnes and Josie Clarke

Aspire Ryde has been handed a cheque for £2,000 from the TK Maxx community fund.

Shop worker Josie Clarke had heard so many great things about Aspire from her good friend and Aspire volunteer, Kayleigh Barnes. Sadly, Kayleigh died earlier this year.

As a result of all the positive things Josie had heard from Kayleigh, she grew determined to get her employers to offer much needed support for the Dover Street-based charity.

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Amazingly, TK Maxx have now donated £2,000 through their community fund scheme.

During the recent cheque presentation a photograph was taken next to a commemorative cherry tree that has been planted to remember 29-year-old Kayleigh.

Aspire’s Heath Monaghan was thrilled to receive the cheque that will now help with the numerous great things the charity is doing in the community. Heath has said:

“Without donations such as this our range of work would not be able to continue”.

He has gone on to say:

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“Does your company or organisation offer financial support to charities? Could you help Aspire by nominating it for your companies giving schemes or for their chosen charity of the year?”

Kayleigh mum, Sue, attended the cheque presentation.

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