Charity first for Neighbourhood winner

19 February, 2010

The winner of the Neighbourhood Off-licence of the Year title at OLNís Drinks Retailing Awards is donating its prize money to charity.

Cheshire wine merchant Corks Out will donate half of the £500 prize to Claire House Childrenís Hospice, which provides care to children with life?-threatening illnesses on the Wirral, and the other half to the Haiti Earthquake Appeal.

Owner Ruth Yates said: ďCorks Out has a chosen charity each year, sometimes local, sometimes national. Last year was the British Heart Foundation and the year before was Breast Cancer Research.Ē?Corks Out won the Neighbourhood Off-licence of the Year award in recognition of its service ethic, charity work and collaboration with local businesses.

Stores provide raffle prizes for local schools and a free delivery service for disabled customers.




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