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Journalists opt for supermarket jobs

Heard the one about the Scottish journalists who chose to work in a local supermarket rather then stay in the newsroom?

Well don’t worry. It isn’t a major indictment of the journalism pay situation – but a refreshing fundraising effort by the Lennox Herald.

Staff from the paper decided to head to Safeway in Dumbarton to spend the day packing customers’ bags in an attempt to raise money for a children’s hospice.

As the journalists efficiently put the shopping into carrier bags, customers were urged to hand over cash towards the appeal.

And after a day’s hard work, a total of £1,363 had been raised for the hospice.

A representative from the Children’s Hospice Association for Scotland accepted the cheque and thanked the Lennox Herald for its efforts.

Staff taking part were Michelle McMenemy, Amanda McKendrick, Margaret McDonald, Grace Walker, Mhairi Halliday, Sandra McPherson and Tina Kemp.

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