A till operator at an Asda supermarket in Co Tyrone has been praised after he secretly paid for supplies for an upcoming cancer charity fundraiser.
Conor Allison from the Cookstown store was working last Saturday when local personal trainers Andrea O’Hare and Frances Mullan arrived to buy refreshments for an 80s themed fitness class in aid of Macmillan Cancer.
The two women explained what the groceries were for and about their fundraiser, but by the time they went to pay Conor had already paid for the items himself.
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Andrea and Frances said they were ‘totally overwhelmed’ by Conor’s act of kindness and praised him for his generosity.
“We were running an 80s themed bodypump class for people to come in with their partners or their friends dressed up in their costumes,” Andrea told Belfast Live.
“It was all to raise money for Macmillan Cancer so we called into Asda in Cookstown to pick up some refreshments for people.
“Conor had asked us if we were having a party, and we said it was for a fundraiser and we told him what it was for.
“He had asked if we had a JustGiving page so he could donate to it, but we told him not to be worrying, we were just having the craic.
“We knew nothing then until we were packing our stuff away and he handed us the receipt and said that has all been paid for.
“It really touched us – we had been sending out messages to a few local businesses and not getting too much back in terms of donations for the event.
“So for us to go in and for that fella to do that for us, we could just not take it in and we ware so overwhelmed by his generosity.”
Asda Cookstown store manager Peter Beckett said it came as no surprise to hear of Conor’s act of kindness.
“Conor always goes above and beyond for our customers, it’s no surprise he went out of his way to support the group,” Peter said.
“He’s always so friendly and is a great asset to our team. Thank you for all of your hard work, Conor!”
The charity fundraiser went on to raise more than £1,300 for Macmillan, while Andrea and Frances will complete a 26 mile marathon hike later this month to continue their fundraising.
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