A HUGE fundraising effort from supermarket staff and customers has raised thousands of pounds.
Workers at the town’s Sainsbury’s stores in Salendine Nook, Market Street and Shorehead went the extra mile for this year’s Sport Relief campaign.
They raised £10,030 by staging a number of sport-themed fundraising activities last month.
This included selling official merchandise in the supermarkets.
And several staff members took part in a special Sport Relief Mile challenge.
The retailer’s chief executive Justin King ran 32 miles and one colleague from every store joined him.
Local charities will enjoy a share of the money raised, including Thornton Lodge Action Group.
Sainsbury’s has raised over £4m for this year’s campaign.
Katherine How, Sport Relief sponsorship manager, said: “From buying a piece of merchandise to dropping in spare change into a collection bucket, our customers have helped to transform lives in some of the world’s poorest countries as well as supporting the local community.
“I’d like to say thank-you to all our customers at Sainsbury’s Shorehead, Market Street and Salendine Nook.”