Bean bath proves a sticky fundraiser


Rhian Waller

RHYL STAFF got saucy and immersed themselves in a bath of baked beans for almost £1,300.

Sian Muller and colleague Gemma Jones of Thomas Cook took turns sitting in a bath of baked beans in the White Rose Centre in Rhyl for six hours to raise money for children.

The donations will go to the Thomas Cooks Children’s Charity which helps dreams come true for disadvantaged children, and also to buy a new sapling for Bodnant Junior School, which saw their logo, the Bod Tree, felled in the winter storms.

Sian Muller, branch manager said: “We wanted to get a new tree, which is their mascot on their uniform. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity we also wanted to leave a local legacy.

“We're always looking for new ideas of how to raise money for the charity. Last year the girls danced none stop outside the store all day taking it in turns in their pyjamas and raised over £700, and last September I walked Snowdon and raised over £250.

“We like to keep things fun and interesting so I though - a bath of beans - why not?”
The beans were donated by Asda, and Sian thanked everyone who donated for their help in the “crazy task”, including Les and Rita's Chip shop who delivered dinner for the women.

She said: "It was very smelly by the end of the day and would I do it again? No!
“But it was fun and it certainly entertained the shoppers with children.

“It was a successful day with a large amount of money raised and we are in the process of thinking about what we can do next, “ she added.

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