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Tesco staff’s efforts raise over £2,000 for charity

Tesco staff holding their cake stall to raise money for Cancer Research UK, from left - Lindsey Tuck, Sarah Callow and Cathy Dowse. Photo: 0415SB-1

Tesco staff holding their cake stall to raise money for Cancer Research UK, from left - Lindsey Tuck, Sarah Callow and Cathy Dowse. Photo: 0415SB-1

STAFF at a Sleaford supermarket have been very busy zipping, baking and pedalling for a cancer charity.

To raise money for their chosen cause, Cancer Research UK, a group of colleagues from the Sleaford Tesco store have been holding activities in store and going to extreme lengths to boost their fundraising total.

Firstly, over Thursday and Friday, August 16 and 17, staff members Maria Harrison, Gemma Cheevers, Sarah Callow, Angela Thacker, Lindsey Tuck and Jay Tucker took turns on static exercise bikes to pedal the distance from John O’Groats to Lands End, raising £764 from this alone.

Then over Monday and Tuesday, August 20 and 21, they rowed the distance across the English channel on a rowing machine.

The most extreme challenge for them was a 200-metre long zip wire across Wembley Stadium, 30 metres up in the air, which they completed on Wednesday, August 22.

Unfortunately Sarah had to give up her place, so fellow staff member Lorna Thain stepped in to maintain a full team.

To conclude their fundraising, they ran a cake stall in store with sweet treats made by themselves and their colleagues. In total they raised over £2,000.

Lindsey said: “We have had amazing support from our customers, with donations and bringing in lots of cakes. So a huge thank you to them.”

 

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