St Albans charity supported by Starbucks campaign

PUBLISHED: 13:21 08 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:21 08 December 2017

Phil Gallagher (Mister Maker) with Verulamium at Play secretary and trustee Zarrine Dye, and Verulamium at Play volunteer Kate Swindells.

Phil Gallagher (Mister Maker) with Verulamium at Play secretary and trustee Zarrine Dye, and Verulamium at Play volunteer Kate Swindells.

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A charity which is raising money to revamp the play area in Verulamium Park has been included in a Starbucks Christmas campaign.

Verulamium at Play will be Starbucks St Albans’ charity during their #CheerForGood campaign during the run-up to Christmas. TV star Phil Gallagher, aka Mister Maker from CBeebies, appeared at the coffee shop to help launch the campaign last week.

Starbucks has already pledged £500 to the cause, and the charity is asking members of the public to take part in a social media campaign to help raised a further £2,000.

The charity is asking people to retweet them using the hashtags #CheerForGood and #CheerForPlay, to share their ‘neighbourly’ page (a social media platform for local projects) on Facebook.

They have also set 
up a JustGiving page to try to match Starbucks’ pledge, and are asking residents to run and fundraise for them in the St Albans Half Marathon next summer.

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