Sainsbury’s staff and armed forces personnel are taking up cycling challenges today to raise money for charity.
Sainsbury’s in Grantham is raising money for its chosen charity, the local branch of Guide Dogs for the Blind. Personnel from the Prince William of Gloucester barracks are undertaking a static bike challenge in the store to ride 3,000 miles, the equivalent of a journey across the United States.
Meanwhile staff from branches of the store in the area are cycling between stores to raise money. They called in at the Grantham store this morning after riding from Sleaford, before setting off again for Hinckley. Some riders will be cycling for three days.
Steve Skinner, deputy manager of Sainsbury’s in Grantham, said colleagues and customers voted for the Guide Dogs to be this year’s chosen charity. He said: “We understand there is a shortage of guide dogs for the blind so we are very happy to help them and the fact that this is a local charity means we are able to help local people.”
Carol Brown and her husband Ed, with his guide dog William, were at the store representing the local branch of the charity. Carol said: “I think what they are doing is fantastic. They have already done a lot for us this year. If they raise £5,000 they will be able to name a puppy and I am sure they will do it. We are so grateful for being their charity of the year.”