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Coles break records for families facing cancer this Christmas


Coles team members and customers across Australia have once again shown just how amazing they are, raising $1.4 million for children and young people with cancer over Christmas.Coles_Christmas_Campaign


For 5 weeks, Coles stores sold $2 donation cards at checkouts allowing customers to show their support for families facing cancer at Christmas. The support of the Coles team is invaluable during the holiday period. Cancer doesn’t stop at Christmas, with many families facing lengthy treatment throughout the festive season, or sadly, facing their first Christmas without a loved one.


Coles teams ensured the 2016 fundraiser was bigger and better than ever before, organising additional fundraising activities including BBQs, donut sales, car washes and colouring competitions. Store Managers got on board by challenging their teams to reach the fundraising target and in return spent a work day in a full Christmas costume, with Santas, reindeers and elves taking over stores in the lead up to Christmas.  


In the final week of the campaign, Coles Managing Director John Durkan ensured a strong finish to the drive, announcing that he would have a bucket of icy water poured over him if they raised $1.25 million nationally for Redkite. Across the country, store teams stepped up to the challenge, smashing the target by more than $150,000 to ensure John experienced a soaking.  


We’d like to say a huge thank you to Coles team members and customers across Australia. Your contribution ensures Redkite can continue to provide essential financial, emotional and educational support when it’s needed most.


To find out more about how Coles gives Redkite a helping hand, click here