Marks and Spencer staff present a cheque to Mind.

Staff at the King’s Lynn Marks and Spencer store have presented a bumper boost to a local charity.

The West Norfolk branch of mental health charity Mind, was the store’s chosen charity for the year.

On Thursday staff presented £1,237 as the result of a year’s fundraising.

This comprised a cake bake, a weekend bag packing with local Scouts and two bingos.

Making the presentation on behalf of the store was Tracey Woodcock, who heads the store’s business involvement group, Paul Rich, the store manager and Colin Lee, Plan A champion.

The cheque was presented to Zena Penty, the charity’s volunteers co-ordinator.

Mind, based in the town’s Blackfriars Street, is a local, independent charity which works to promote positive mental health and social inclusion within the community.

It provides a variety of resources for people with a mental health issue, their families and friends.

Mrs Penty said the money will go towards support services for users in the centres and social enterprise projects.

She has thanked Marks and Spencer for its fundraising and for helping to raise awareness of the charity.