TK Maxx Hereford, situated in the Old Market site, are donating £1000 to Herefordshire disability charity ECHO, thanks to one of their store assistants Jade Millward.

Jade works at TK Maxx two days a week. But on two other days she rehearses and performs with ECHO's disability theatre company About Face and has been talking to her store colleagues about how much she enjoys acting and how important her time there is to her.

Store manager Mike Wallington commented, "TK Maxx want to make a difference in the local community. We give a grant every year that we use to support local charities. Any employee can apply for resources from this community fund to help support organisations like ECHO to improve the lives of people living in the county".

Assistant manager Rachel Thomas added, "We were delighted to support ECHO and About Face Theatre. We always want to give something back to employees like Jade who give so much to us and make a real difference to their lives.

The £1000 donation will support About Face in developing their next production. Artistic director Jess MacKenzie said, "We would like to say a big thank you to TK Maxx for their generous donation and to Jade for promoting About Face so well. The money will support the ambition and skills our learning disabled actors have in puppetry, storytelling and theatre and will enable About Face to continue to have their work standing shoulder to shoulder with other theatre companies".

About Face appeared at the Brighton Fringe Festival in May this year and will be touring local Herefordshire schools later this Autumn and in the New Year.

Anyone who would like to join TK Maxx in supporting the work of About Face can do so by going to the ECHO charity giving page at