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Man helps raise £450,000 by collecting charity tins

Ian Johnson (Photo: Manchester Evening News/www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk)

Charity worker Ian Johnson has more dedication than you can shake a stick at.

He has travelled the country distributing his purple collection tins.

In ten years the number he has placed in cafes, newsagents, and grocery stores has grown from 200 to 1,100, and they have brought in £450,000.

The money has enabled Salford-based Kidscan to carry out crucial work.

Set up in 2002, the charity supports research in the region into finding treatments which are less damaging to the bodies of children and young adults.

Ian, from Old Trafford, works full time visiting shops that have Kidscan tin on their counter, and trying to persuade others to do so.