Weston shop workers raise cash for carers

Co-operative workers take on a cycle ride the length of the country

Co-operative workers take on a cycle ride the length of the country - Credit: Archant

STAFF from the Co-operative in Weston donned their cycle helmets to raise cash for carers this week.

Co-operative workers take on a cycle ride for charity

Co-operative workers take on a cycle ride for charity - Credit: Archant

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.

Co-operative workers take on a charity bike ride for carers

Co-operative workers take on a charity bike ride for carers - Credit: Archant

They are raising money for Carers Trust, the Co-operative’s charity of 2013.

They have already raised £17,000 and have a target of £30,000 by Saturday.

Joe Chapman, who organised the trip, said: “We are proud to be cycling the 980 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats this year in aid of Carers Trust. This is a fantastic charity which supports unpaid carers throughout the UK.”


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

Sara Williams, fundraiser for Carers Trust, said: “I’m full of admiration for everyone taking part on such a long haul. We’re really grateful to everyone who is cycling or supporting the team.”

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The group began the challenge on Thursday.

Store manager Mike Mullet, who organised the trip, said: “The support Carers Trust provides is outstanding and it should be applauded for the services they provide.

“This is a once in a life time opportunity for our team, and one I am sure we will all be proud of.”

Carers Trust reaches out to thousands of 14-25 year-olds in our communities, who do unpaid practical and emotional caring responsibilities for a family member or friend.

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