Derbyshire Dales District Council staff stepped back in time over the festive period to help raise £382 for charity.
Susan Devaney and Louise Ede transformed their payroll office at Matlock Town Hall into a 1970s’ style grotto complete with groovy outfits, classic album covers and photographs of staff members taken in that decade. There was even a space hopper to add to the nostalgia.
Staff donated 72 raffle prizes and proceeds are being split between several charities, including supporting the families of serving soldiers in the 2 Mercian (Worcester and Forester) Regiment in Afghanistan, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, cleft lip and palate charity Smile Train, Barth Syndrome Trust, and Help Joel to Walk – a charity helping Darley Dale youngster Joel Rogers who needs physio after undergoing spinal surgery.
Payroll manager Susan Devaney, said: “We always try to dream up a theme that creates interest among staff.”