Making every step count

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Over 230 Lincolnshire Co-op colleagues are donning pedometers and putting their best foot forward to raise money for nine hospices in the area.

Teams will be participating in the pedometer challenge between Monday 1st and 21st May which will see staff from across the business aiming to walk 10,000 miles collectively.

This is part of the Society’s fundraising efforts taking place throughout March, April and May for current Community Champions, local hospices.

May is also National Walking Month, organised by national charity Living Streets, which is working to encourage people to walk more.

Food store managers from across Lincolnshire will be participating in a 12k walk along Cleethorpes coast to boost their steps, along with Lincolnshire Co-op’s mascot Cooper the bear. 

Bardney Food Store staff are also undertaking a team walk from Bardney to Woodhall Spa, and the team at Cherry Willingham Food Store will be donning their running shoes to take part a treadmill challenge in store. 

15 colleagues will also be increasing their pedometer count at St Barnabas Colour Dash at Lincolnshire Showground on Saturday 13th May, plus volunteers will be lending a hand at Saint Catherine’s Hospice Colour Dash at Filey Beach in Scarborough on Sunday 14th May.

As well as fundraising, the Community Champions scheme sees a donation made to the good causes every time a member shops using their dividend card. Proceeds from the carrier bag levy will also add to this.

Lincolnshire Co-op’s Community Engagement Manager Sam Turner said: “We’re pleased that so many colleagues have taken the leap and decided to get involved with the pedometer challenge. 

“We hope that together we can reach our target of 10,000 miles and add a fantastic amount of money to the £55,000 that has been raised so far.

“Members and customers who shop with us can also help increase the total by donating to fundraising activities taking place across our outlets.”


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