Tesco relay raises thousands for cancer charity

A team of classic scooter riders prepare to set off from the Tesco Extra store in Bradley Stoke on a charity relay in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Staff from the Tesco Extra store in Bradley Stoke played their part in a mammoth charity fundraising initiative during the last week of September, which raised £21,423 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The store was one of 26 in the Bristol and Somerset area that took part in a relay to transport Macmillan mascot ‘Muggy’ between each of the Tesco stores before arriving at Weston-super-Mare Pier on Friday 30th September to witness an attempt at breaking the Guinness world record for the most people to have a cream tea “in one place, in one sitting”.

Staff were challenged to use a novel form of transport when completing their relay leg and the Bradley Stoke store chose to enlist the help of local scooter club members to ferry Muggy onwards to the Eastville store in Bristol after he had arrived from Thornbury the night before.

The following day, a coach took Bradley Stoke store staff to take part in the world record attempt in Weston-super-Mare. With a total of 555 people arriving, the event found itself a few short of the 750 required to break the record, but staff said they were nevertheless “delighted” to raise so much money for Macmillan.

"World's biggest cream tea" record breaking attempt at Weston-super-Mare Pier, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. [Photo credit: Neil O'Donoghue; image rights retained.]

Photos: 1 Scooter riders with Tesco Extra staff in the town square at the Willow Brook Centre. 2 End of the relay at Weston-super-Mare Pier. [Photo credit: Neil O’Donoghue; image rights retained.]

This article originally appeared in the November 2016 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 16). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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