Supermarket staff’s 24hr effort for charity

Ilkeston tesco staff take part in a 24hr bikeathon to raise money for CLIC Sargent. Tom Hands, Jamie Cragg and Mark Haynes.
Ilkeston tesco staff take part in a 24hr bikeathon to raise money for CLIC Sargent. Tom Hands, Jamie Cragg and Mark Haynes.

STAFF at an Ilkeston supermarket spent 24 hours on a bike to raise cash for a children’s cancer charity.

Checkout assistants, mangers and security all took their turn on the exercise bike at the entrance to Tesco on Rutland Street as they rode to raise cash.

In total, £672 was collected from customers.

Tom Hands, events team leader, spent an hour in the saddle.

He said: “We all really enjoyed ourselves and the customers seemed to enjoy it too.

“Being on the bike wasn’t too bad and it was for an excellent cause.”

The event was the last that Tesco will do in support of CLIC Sargent as they have just announced their charity for the next 12 months will be the Alzheimers Society.

Tom added: “Thanks to all of the customers who donated to the cause.

“We’re looking forward to more challenges for our new charity now.”