SPORTY staff at Sainsbury’s in Ellesmere Port raised £10,500 for charity.
Sport-themed fundraising activities were staged by colleagues at the store on Kinsey Road for this year’s Sport Relief.
Sport Relief 2012 merchandise went on sale in Sainsbury’s on February 15, with the Sport Relief weekend taking place from March 23-25.
The fundraising activities at the store began with a bake sale on February 18 and several colleagues were involved in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Ellesmere Port.
Josh Grieve, a team leader at the supermarket who took part, said: “Running for a good cause with so many local people truly was a great experience.
“Sainsbury’s are proud to have sponsored the mile and we’d like to thank all our customers who literally went the extra mile in their fundraising efforts for Sport Relief.”
Sainsbury’s chief executive Justin King also went the extra mile and took part in a Sport Relief Mile Challenge.
He ran 32 miles between March 14 to 17, and one colleague from every Sainsbury’s store – 1,000 workers – ran with him at some point along the way.
Kayleigh Jones, of Sainsbury’s Ellesmere Port, ran with Justin at the North West leg of his challenge on March 15.
Local charities including HTTK community projects will benefit from Sport Relief fundraising this year.
Katherine How, Sport Relief sponsorship manager at Sainsbury’s, said: “From buying a piece of merchandise to dropping in spare change into a collection bucket in-store, our customers have helped to transform lives in some of the world’s poorest countries, as well as support your local community, so I’d like to say thank you to our customers.”