Store staff weigh in for charity

PUBLISHED: 11:45 12 January 2006 | UPDATED: 09:27 06 May 2010

Staff at Asda, Biggleswade

Staff at Asda, Biggleswade

STAFF at a supermarket have started a battle against the bulge for charity. Leading the fight against the flab at ASDA in Church Street, Biggleswade, is manager Kevin Kappes a strapping 6ft 4ins who admits being the wrong side of 17stones when he stands o

STAFF at a supermarket have started a battle against the bulge for charity.

Leading the fight against the flab at ASDA in Church Street, Biggleswade, is manager Kevin Kappes a strapping 6ft 4ins who admits being the wrong side of 17stones when he stands on the scales.

Having seen his days as an athlete evaporate on a diet of beer and curry, Kevin is determined to get fighting fight again to try and reflect the image he portrayed when he ran the London Marathon three times.

"I need to set an example to my staff," said Kevin, who oversees 260 staff at the supermarket.

"So I am making a big effort to try and lose two stones over the eight weeks.

"Every Friday it is high noon for the 25 staff who are slimming and getting fit by eating healthy foods in store. It is then they have to get on the scales to see whether the pounds have come off.

"We have a wonderful range of health foods so there is no excuse not to eat properly and feel a lot healthier and get a lot lighter."

Staff are trading in fry-ups for fruit, pasties for pulses and break time biscuits for bran in an attempt to raise cash for Sunnyside School in The Baulk, Biggleswade, a school for young people with learning difficulties.

"We are looking for sponsorships from friends and customers and it is all for a good cause," said Kevin.

"We are hoping to raise around £1,000 at the end of the eight weeks for Sunnyside School.

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