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FUND-RAISING is setting off at a canter at a Morpeth store as staff collect cash for the Pegasus Riding for the Disabled Centre.

Staff at the Morpeth branch of The Original Factory Shop have chosen the Tranwell-based charity as their partner for 2011 in the company’s Make A Difference campaign.

A programme of fund-raising activities will run throughout the year and a minimum target of collecting £500 has been set.

Store Manager Kim Duncan said: “We had a lot of local causes come forward this year. It wasn’t an easy decision, but after considering each application carefully, we thought that we could really make a difference to the Pegasus Centre in 2011.

“Colleagues have got behind the campaign and we have lots of ideas that worked well last year, but we couldn’t do it without the support of our loyal customers and for that we are very grateful.”

The Make A Difference scheme was launched by the national chain last year, providing more than £50,000 for local causes across the UK.