Co-op staff pedal to raise £2,500

The cycling team at Portishead's Co-Operative store

The cycling team at Portishead's Co-Operative store - Credit: supplied

PORTISHEAD’s Co-operative supermarket has raised almost £2,500 for charity.

With a staff team from the supermarket chain, including Portishead manager Mike Mullet, preparing for a fundraising cycle of 874 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats in July, staff at the Wyndham Way store decided to cycle the same distance on an exercise bike in store.

They each took 20-minute slots in relay over six days, while colleagues shook buckets to collect funds for Carers’ Trust, the Co-operative’s chosen charity of the year.

Charity co-ordinator for the Portishead shop, Fiona Mason, said: “Our staff enthusiasm was fabulous and customers’ generosity phenomenal. We cycled 1,082.77 miles in total and raised £2,436 for the Carers Trust. A terrific result.”

Carers Trust supports young carers across the UK who face the challenges of supporting a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.