Did you know that Middle Park shoppers raised more than $4,000 in under six weeks for FightMND’s Big Freeze 8 campaign to find a cure for Motor Neurone Disease?
Coles Middle Park finished among the top five fundraising stores in the state of Queensland. Shoppers bought beanies and Coles Brand pork, aside from making a monetary donation.
The money raised by Middle Park shoppers contributes to the $8.6 million raised across Australia in Coles FightMND drive, which has also increased the current tally of the Big Freeze 8 campaign by $19.8 million.
Many Australian farmers are afflicted with Motor Neurone Disease and FightMND is invested in cutting-edge research projects focused on fast- tracking new MND treatments and driving discoveries towards a cure.
“I’m incredibly proud of my team and our customers with the way they’ve gotten behind FightMND this year and to finish as one of the top fundraising stores in Queensland,” Coles Middle Park Store Manager Darren Hutchison said.
“We love getting behind community partners and fundraising campaigns, and our passion for FightMND continues to grow every year. I can’t thank the community enough for supporting this worthy cause as it brings us one step closer to finding a cure for this debilitating disease.”
“We are so grateful to every single Coles team member and customer who joined us in the fight against the Beast this year and helped raise vital funds for MND research,” FightMND Campaign Director Bec Daniher said.
“From selling and purchasing Big Freeze beanies and Coles Aussie Pork products, to hosting their own DIY Big Freeze events, the impact of Coles and their customers has been tremendous and we can’t thank them enough.
“And of course, a big thank you to our FightMND Army around Australia for buying their Big Freeze beanies at Coles and Coles Express stores.”