DFS Hove is celebrating another year of fundraising success after the company helped raise £750,421 this year to support BBC Children in Need.

The DFS store is one of hundreds which have been supporting BBC Children in Need as a corporate partner over the last four years, raising almost £3 million to date.

The team at the Goldstone Retail Park store have been undertaking lots of fundraising activity and continuing a Give Me Five promotion – all in a bid to help disadvantaged children and young people.

The Give Me Five campaign, which is now in its third year, encourages customers to enter a competition for £5, when they order with DFS, the proceeds of which go to BBC Children in Need.

In return, customers are entered into a monthly prize draw to win their entire order for free.

Over the fundraising period, store colleagues have in the past gone the distance by undertaking gruelling sponsored cycles, charity football matches with head office employees vs warehouse teams and even battled freezing British waters on rafts, and have pledged £1 million to BBC Children in Need’s 2017 Appeal.

Jason Higton, Hove store manager, said: “Helping to support BBC Children in Need is a cause that resonates with all our employees and it’s great to know that the money we continue to raise makes a huge difference to the lives of the children right here in Hove.”

DFS has also helped renovate two community groups.