The Co-operative in Weston raise £20k for charity

The Co-operative Food Group workers at the end of the charity bike ride

The Co-operative Food Group workers at the end of the charity bike ride - Credit: Archant

STAFF from the Co-operative in Weston has so far raised £20,000 for charity since completing a bike ride the length of the country.

Colleagues and friends from stores in Weston, Axbridge, Winscombe and Clevedon took part in a 1,000-mile cycle ride from Lands End to John O’Groats.

They hope they will be able to raise £30,000 for Carers Trust, the Co-operative’s charity of 2013.

Martin Hollow, manager of the Winscombe store, teamed up with Axbridge operations manager John Webster and team friend John Childs, of Clevedon.

Joe Chapman, who organised the ride along with Mike Mullett, said: “This was a fantastic event which was a huge achievement and a once in a lifetime experience for all.

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“Lots of the cyclists had this on their ‘bucket list’ and when we reached John O’Groats there was an overwhelming sense of achievement.

“Everyone coped extremely well and the team spirit was kept alive throughout. We have so far raised an amazing £20,000 for Carers Trust, but this is set to rise.

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“The Co-operative has kindly offered all riders and supporters to have their annual leave entitlement reimbursed for our efforts; however we have decided to donate the equivalent in cash to Carers Trust.”

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