Staff at a Leyland convenience store are celebrating coming top of the charts in their feat to raise funds for Carers Trust.

Workers at the Co-operative Food store in Dunkirk Lane, Leyland, were tasked with raising money for the charity after it was selected as the business’ Charity of the Year for 2013.

The Leyland team managed to bank £2,052 by organising a range of events and collections throughout the year, and when all the cash was counted, the store was revealed to be the highest earner in the area.

The money will allow Carers Trust to provide desperately needed breaks, information, advice, support and services for the nation’s hidden army of young adult carers.

Ian Hall, operations manager for the Co-operative Food, said: “The teams in my area have done a fantastic job putting the fun into fundraising, and I’d like to congratulate them all.

“However, special thanks goes to the team in Leyland, who have shown commitment and dedication to come out on top in our local charts.

“None of this would have been possible without the continued support of our customers, so we must extend our appreciation to them, and assure them that their donations will make a real tangible difference to the lives of young carers.”