Lapland or bust for store’s charity riders

Tesco, Brighouse. staff cycling to Lapland to raise money for charity. Natalie Malone, Sue Martin, Jacquie Ramsden, Diane Sales and Chris O'Brien.
Tesco, Brighouse. staff cycling to Lapland to raise money for charity. Natalie Malone, Sue Martin, Jacquie Ramsden, Diane Sales and Chris O'Brien.

STAFF at Tesco supermarket put their foot to the pedal in aid of Cancer Research.

Riding for 15 minute intervals, colleagues at the Bradford Road store, Brighouse, rode the distance to Lapland on an exercise bike - a total of 1,166 miles.

Along with selling raffle tickets, bucket collections saw a total of over £1,000 raised by customers.

Jacquie Ramsden, clothing manager at the store, said: “We want to say a big thank you to all the customers who are always fantastic when we hold any charity events.

“We also want to thank Paul Sterling from PS4 Fitness who kindly stepped in at the last minute to lend us one of his fitness bikes after the original company called saying they couldn’t deliver theirs.”

Tesco’s has chosen Cancer Research as their charity of the year and staff have held a number of other events throughout the months.

Store manager Ruth Parkinson held a sponsored silence, and along with other managers, was put in the stocks to have wet sponges thrown at them. Male members also took part in Movember.

The store has so far raised over £6,000 for the charity.

Customers at the Brighouse supermarket also collected 1,718 meals for the nationwide Food Collection Bank appeal.