On their bikes for cancer charity - Scunthorpe Asda staff help cycle over 250 miles
Asda staff have swapped barcodes for bikes in an effort to raise money for charity.
In three days staff from ASDA stores across North Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire are cycling over 250 miles in support of Tickled Pink.
Yesterday Craig Antrobus from the Rotherham Asda store covered 78 miles, starting at Kingswood and picking up Gavin Mears and Peter Dunford from the Grimsby store along the way. They stopped at 16 stores collecting donations for the charity.
Today Gavin and Peter will continue the journey on to Carcroft in Doncaster, accompanied by Adam Shaw from the Scunthorpe store.
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A crowd gathered to watch the three cyclists arrive at the store on Burringham Road, and so far the shop has raised over £1,200 for the charity. They hope to increase this figure as the ride goes on.
This is just one leg of a nationwide effort which will cover over 1800 miles and 112 stores across the country. In total the company has raised over £16,000 for the cancer charity and the total is still growing.
"Tickled Pink is one of Asda's main charities," said Gavin. "Last year several of us did the coast to coast ride, and the public seem really supportive."
On Saturday October 13 the store continues their fundraising efforts with a staff member having a lie in in the foyer. Trish Haggart will be in bed in the foyer from 10am onwards, complete with pink bedding and a pink dummy.
The store is also selling bingo tickets in support of the charity with the opportunity of winning a pink Mini Cooper among other prizes.
If you want to support the charity donation buckets will be available in-store, and other Tickled Pink products are available including a bag-for-life designed by Julien Macdonald.