Albany digs deep and Coles Orana claim top spot in MND fight

Shannon SmithAlbany Advertiser
Former Coles Orana manager Karan Sharma, Collingwood supporter, with staff after experiencing The Coles Orana Bucket Experience.
Camera IconFormer Coles Orana manager Karan Sharma, Collingwood supporter, with staff after experiencing The Coles Orana Bucket Experience. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

Albany’s drive to help in the fight against motor neurone disease has helped Coles Orana claim the title of top WA fundraiser out of the supermarket giant’s 100 stores across the State.

Coles Orana has been raising money for Neale Daniher’s Fight MND charity in the past six weeks. On Friday, the last day of the WA campaign, the store’s total of $14,733 earned it the top spot on the WA ladder.

To mark the end of the annual fundraiser, the store hosted an Ice Bucket Challenge.

Staff and shoppers watched as former store manager Karan Sharma was covered in buckets of ice by his ex-employees.

Former Coles Orana manager Karan Sharma at "The Coles Orana Bucket Experience".
Camera IconFormer Coles Orana manager Karan Sharma at "The Coles Orana Bucket Experience". Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

Dressed in Collingwood Football Club gear, he put on a brave face for Fight MND.

“I think this is a good cause and we are getting behind it as a team,” Mr Sharma said.

Organiser and Coles Orana customer services manager Sabina Mansell said the team were excited to be announced as WA’s top fundraisers.

“It’s a generous community of people who always throw themselves into our fundraising,” she said. “We love that about Albany.

“Contribute to MND — there’s no cure for it and it’s a devastating disease.”

Fight MND beanies are still available in-store.

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