STAFF at The Co-operative Food store in Bromsgrove are celebrating coming top of the charts in their feat to raise funds for Carers Trust, the UK’s largest charity for carers.

All Co-operative Food stores were tasked with raising money for Carers Trust after it was selected as the business’ Charity of the Year for 2013.

The Bromsgrove team managed to bank £3,304 by organising a range of events and collections throughout the year, and when all the cash was counted, the store was revealed to be the highest earner in the area.

John Wisedale, operations manager for The Co-operative Food, said: “The teams in my area have done a fantastic job putting the fun into fundraising, and I’d like to congratulate them all.

"However, special thanks goes to the team in Bromsgrove, who have shown commitment and dedication to come out on top in our local charts.

“None of this would have been possible without the continued support of our customers, so we must extend our appreciation to them, and assure them that their donations will make a real tangible difference to the lives of young carers.”

The money will allow Carers Trust to provide desperately needed breaks, information, advice, support and services for the nation’s young adult carers.