Aldi in Knutsford have raised over £5,500 for Teenage Cancer Trust thanks to the generosity of staff and customers.

The fundraising comes as part of the budget supermarket’s pledge to raise £5 million for the charity over five years – £3 million of which has been raised in the first two years already. £350,000 of this will be raised in the north west.

Funds have enabled the Teenage Cancer Trust to employ an additional two nurses and a youth support co-ordinator to provide support for young people in the region who are living with cancer.

This has enabled the Teenage Cancer Trust to fund an additional two nurses and a youth support co-ordinator to provide support for young people living with cancer in the region.

Fritz Walleczek, managing director of corporate responsibility at Aldi, said: “It’s been fantastic to see our colleagues and members of the local community coming together to support Teenage Cancer Trust, and we’re delighted that we’ve been able to support so many young people facing cancer. Our teams continue to come up with even more creative new ways to raise funds and will carry on doing so to help us edge even closer to our £5 million target.”

Kate Collins, chief executive of Teenage Cancer Trust said: “We’re incredibly grateful for the passionate and enthusiastic support that Aldi’s team and customers are giving to young people with cancer. Reaching £3 million in two years is an amazing achievement. Every pound raised has been vital in allowing us to protect and grow our specialist service to ensure young people get access to the very best treatment, care and support possible and are treated as young people first, cancer patient second.

“We’re really looking forward to hitting future milestones together and reaching more young people than ever before.”