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Supermarket staff take to the streets for fundraising challenge

SUPERMARKET staff pounded the streets to raise money for charity.

SUPERMARKET staff pounded the streets to raise money for charity.

Staff members at Sainsbury’s at Salendine Nook, Shore Head and Market Street in Huddersfield raced 32 miles across the country in just four days.

Paul Turnbill, Tom Slack, Danny Hinchliffe and Mahlogo Tsekemolap joined the supermarket’s chief executive Justin King in the race.

The group members were nominated by their colleagues to take part in the Sport Relief Mile Challenge.

One member from every store ran with Justin, meaning that more than 1,000 workers had run with him by the end of the challenge.

He said: “Our colleagues really do go the extra mile for Sport Relief, so it’s a pleasure to run with them.

“In 2010 our customers and colleagues from Sainsbury’s Shore Head, Market Street and Salendine Nook helped us raise a massive £5.4m for Sport Relief.

“With the great fundraising activities many of our stores have planned, we’re hoping to go the extra mile and beat that target this year.”

The campaign aims to transform lives in some of the world’s poorest countries.

It also helps the local community with projects like the Thornton Lodge Action Group benefiting from previous fundraising.

 

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