Snooze Franchisees Never Lose Sleep over Partnership; Ballina Shopowners Back National Plan to Support Child Health Research

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Byline: Janet Grist janet.grist@northernstar.com.au

JANE GILES, from Snooze in Ballina, is right behind the franchise's move to form a three-year community partnership with the Murdoch Childrens' Research Institute to support child health research.

Jane and husband, Robert, have owned the Ballina Snooze franchise for more than 14 years.

Mrs Giles said they chose Snooze because of the fabulous support the franchiser offered.

"When you're part of such a strong franchise you enjoy the benefits of being part of a buying group and, of course, all the advertising is handled by head office, which is just terrific. I can't imagine anything worse than being in your own ad," she laughed.

"Having some bloke standing up in shorts and long socks doing his own ads is not the kind of thing I want to be involved with.

The Giles' have always been active in the local community.

"We used to be involved in Little Athletics, and because Snooze is associated with health and wellbeing, the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) was a natural partner for our brand," Mrs Giles said.

Snooze, through its 72 stores, has set an initial target of raising $450,000 for the institute over the next three years through the sale of Simplee Kidz and Osteo Youth Support beds. …

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