Sainsbury’s Morecambe store manager Steve Spencer is currently taking part in the company’s Big Ride to raise funds for Lancaster charity Unique Kidz and Co, which has been chosen as the store’s Charity of the Year, along with Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
The Big Ride involves 10 Sainsbury’s teams starting from 10 different points and will visit 120 different Sainsbury’s stores across the north west.
The cycle challenge, which kicked off last Thursday, is 230 miles and goes from Manchester to Carlisle, picking up riders and dropping them off.
Steve will be cycling the whole route and has been in training to complete the 230 miles for several months.
So far, Steve has raised more than £750 for Unique Kidz and Co from sponsorship from colleagues, friends and family.
Customers are also able to donate whilst shopping in the store.
Steve said: “Unique Kidz & Co are such a wonderful local charity which supports disabled children and their families and we want to support them in every way we can.
“The charity needs to raise £200,000 by April next year to equip its new centre in Lancaster which is currently being built, and the money we raise will be used towards this. The pain will be worth the gain!”
Sainsbury’s Morecambe have supported Unique Kidz and Co in lots of ways since their charity partnership began in June.
In August the charity held a Bag Pack at the store at which more than 20 volunteers raised £235.
The supermarket is also providing the charity with free fruit for all the children at the holiday and after school clubsthroughout its charity partnership and donated a Kindle as a raffle prize.
A number of the Morecambe Sainsbury’s team are also taking part in a Cross Bay Walk from Hest Bank on September 14.