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Lincolnshire Co-op staff complete miles challenge for charity

Lincolnshire Co-operative colleagues have been going the distance for charity – and across the county they’ve raised over £9,000.

From deep sea diving to a Lincoln monopoly board walk, staff in Lincoln’s Co-ops have been joining the Miles for Memories challenge to complete as many miles as possible during a fortnight for the Alzheimer’s Society.

A team from the Birchwood Food Store in Lincoln raised £163 by going 187 miles on a cross trainer in store.

Photo: Lincolnshire Co-Op
Photo: Lincolnshire Co-Op

Colleagues from our Carlton Centre Food Store walked the real Lincoln Monopoly board route, totalling 60 miles, to raise £300.

Photo: Lincolnshire Co-Op
Photo: Lincolnshire Co-Op

A team of staff from Lincolnshire Co-op’s Head Office in Lincoln also took part in an ‘any way’ fancy dress relay at the Carlton Centre in Lincoln. They travelled 42 miles in a variety of ways from egg and spoon races to trolley pushes, raising £302.

Photo: Lincolnshire Co-Op
Photo: Lincolnshire Co-Op

In addition, Phil Goddard from City Square Food Store in Lincoln walked a tough mile in a 13 stone deep sea diving suit, flanked by his colleagues.

Lincolnshire Co-op Customer Sales Assistant Jayne McDougall, City Square Food Store Manager Phil Goddard and Lincolnshire Co-op’s City Square Coffee Shop Manager Debbie Wright (who owns the diving suit). Photo: Lincolnshire Co-op
Lincolnshire Co-op Customer Sales Assistant Jayne McDougall, City Square Food Store Manager Phil Goddard and Lincolnshire Co-op’s City Square Coffee Shop Manager Debbie Wright (who owns the diving suit). Photo: Lincolnshire Co-op

Member Engagement Manager at Lincolnshire Co-op, Richard Whittaker, said: “We’re thrilled with the effort colleagues put in to keep the miles clocking up during the challenge and extremely thankful to our customers and the general public for their generosity in helping raise such a fantastic total.

“Alzheimer’s Society is a very worthwhile cause and close to the hearts of so many people. We hope the total we raise throughout the year continues to rise with the other fundraising activities we have planned.”

Alzheimer’s Society is Lincolnshire Co-op’s Charity of the Year for 2014, and all money raised will go towards providing life-changing support for local people with dementia and their families and carers.

So far colleagues have raised more than £40,000 with fundraising events including the Lincoln 10k, raffles and fun days in store, sponsored walks and much more.