Penarth's Tesco staff 'Reach for the Moon' in Cancer Research UK fundraiser
4:30pm Tuesday 17th July 2012 in News
ENERGETIC staff from Tesco in Penarth Marina have joined forces with colleagues from across the UK to support Cancer Research UK - by cycling to the moon!
Employees from all UK Tesco superstores took part in a mammoth challenge to use static bicycles and ride the 238,855 mile distance.
The 'Reach for the Moon' event started at 7am on Friday June 22 with Rob Loxton and Nathan Edwards kicking off proceedings in Penarth.
Seventy-five fellow staff members followed their lead, eager to show their support for the charity.
Together they managed to cycle 536 miles and raise £1010.29 to contribute to the £10 million record fundraising target that staff across the country are aiming to hit for Tesco's Charity of the Year 2012.
Penarth Marina store manager Jo Thomas said: "This was a fantastic opportunity for staff at our store to join together, raise thousands of pounds, and help support Cancer Research UK's doctors, nurses and scientists.
"We were overwhelmed by everyone's enthusiasm."
The money raised will be spent on supporting 32 early diagnosis and detection research projects in local communities across the UK.
"We would like to thank all our customers for their donations over the two days," added Jo.
For more information visit www.cancerresearchuk.org/tesco