Cash in store for charities

PUBLISHED: 14:35 21 September 2006 | UPDATED: 10:54 06 May 2010

ASDA staff at Sunday’s sponsored walk

ASDA staff at Sunday’s sponsored walk

GENEROUS staff and shoppers at a supermarket continue to support major charities. Since the beginning of September almost £500 has been raised at the ASDA store in Biggleswade during a number of events that are to continue throughout September and October

GENEROUS staff and shoppers at a supermarket continue to support major charities.

Since the beginning of September almost £500 has been raised at the ASDA store in Biggleswade during a number of events that are to continue throughout September and October.

This month kicked off with the Tickled Pink appeal which supports the charities Breast Cancer Campaign and Breast Cancer Care.

It is the first time ASDA Biggleswade has supported the Tickled Pink appeal and further events will hopefully swell the cash that has already been collected.

Last week £149 was raised at a quiz night at the home of Biggleswade United Working Men's Club.

On Sunday, the store's bakery team completed an eight-mile sponsored walk along the Sandy to Bedford path which they completed in just over two hours dressed in pink adding over £300 to the appeal.

At a children's tea party another £31 was raised where the children consumed a lot of strawberry squash and pink doughnuts.

Next on the agenda is the ASDA ladies pamper and purchase evening which will also be at the Working Men's Club on October 9 at 7pm where there will be an assortment of stands as well as a fashion show.

Tickets are priced at £5 with all the money going to Tickled Pink and everyone has donated their services free to make it an even bigger success.

Tickets for the event can be obtained from the store's customer services counter or by ASDA's Biggleswade events co-ordinator Zoe Homfray-Cooper on 01767 604100 ext 219.

The store is also appealing for anyone who thinks they have plenty of pedal power. It is holding a cycleathon on Saturday, October 14, when there will be a machine in the foyer.

Individuals and teams are being asked to sign up for a 15-minute slot to try and pedal the distance of 143.8 miles between ASDA's Biggleswade store and its headquarters in Leeds.

It is hoped to complete the distance during the time the store is opened between 7.30am and 10pm with local MP Alistair Burt already booked to start his 15-minute slot at 2pm.

Other planned activities include the store manager attempting to sleep for 24 hours in the store foyer, a manager having his legs waxed and another in a bath of gunge, and a pink disco.

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