Store staff’s fundraising a knockout

Staff at Bedlington Tesco who raised �300 in an It's A Knockout tournament, wearing strips donated by Bedlington Terriers FC.
Staff at Bedlington Tesco who raised �300 in an It's A Knockout tournament, wearing strips donated by Bedlington Terriers FC.

STAFF at a Bedlington store were a knockout when taking part in a fundraising competition.

Tesco staff across the north east joined forces to raise money for Alzheimers Society.

More than 170 competitors were split into 17 teams and endured challenges to become the reigning champions of a ‘It’s a Knockout’ event.

And the Bedlington staff, kitted out in strips supplied by Bedlington Terriers Football Club, made it to the grand final, where they took a fine fourth place.

Andy Gibson, store manager at Bedlington said: “We would like to thank Bedlington Terriers for their generous donation of kit.

“It’s always good to see local organisations from the community clubbing together in support of each other.”

In the run up to the event, each participant collected sponsorship and donations with the Bedlington team contributing £300 to the £12,000 total.

All proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimers Society, Tesco’s charity of the year, with the goal is to raise £5m in total.

The event was held at Kingston Park rugby ground, home to the Newcastle Falcons.