Dream result for Kevin’s fundraiser

PUBLISHED: 12:22 12 October 2006 | UPDATED: 11:03 06 May 2010

Breakfast in bed for Kevin watched by ASDA staff (left to right) Linda Robinson, Damian Mullins and Lisa Ansell

Breakfast in bed for Kevin watched by ASDA staff (left to right) Linda Robinson, Damian Mullins and Lisa Ansell

A 24-hour charity sleepover in a supermarket foyer turned into a nightmare for ASDA manager Kevin Kappes. He decided to try and sleep on a bed inside the front of the store in Biggleswade to help raise money for the Tickled Pink breast cancer charity. Whe

A 24-hour charity sleepover in a supermarket foyer turned into a nightmare for ASDA manager Kevin Kappes.

He decided to try and sleep on a bed inside the front of the store in Biggleswade to help raise money for the Tickled Pink breast cancer charity.

When he got between the sheets on Friday lunchtime things were quiet but as the day wore on and with no sign of sleep setting in there were a number of distractions for the happily married man with a wife and three children just a few miles up the road in Buckden.

Towards closing time on Friday two attractive young ladies, perhaps the worse the wear for drink, attempted to join him but were rebuffed. And during the night a group of drunken youths ruined Kevin's slumber by being rowdy in the car park.

But at the end of the big sleep, when all the cash was counted, over £1,100 had been raised.

"I didn't get a lot of sleep," said Kevin. "Two young ladies did try and get into bed with me on Friday night and during the early hours of Saturday morning a group of youths, who had obviously been drinking, became a bit noisy in the car park at the front of the store.

"A lot of customers were rather surprised to find someone in bed in the front of the store and when it was all over I was very tired and happy to get back to my own bed on Saturday night.

"But it was all for a good cause and raising over £1,000 was great."

It was Kevin's last charity event at the Biggleswade store. This week he left to take on a new job with ASDA in Cambridge.

"It has been a great year and we have raised over £9,000 for several charities," added Kevin. "The staff have always been supportive and I will miss working in Biggleswade."

Another £250 went into the ASDA charity pot on Thursday when non-food manager Mark Gibson spent two hours sitting in a bath of custard.

"He felt like a prune after two hours but at least the custard was warm," said Kevin.


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