Store’s run raises more than £3,000

Staff from Wilko in Blyth who raised �3,007 for Macmillan.
Staff from Wilko in Blyth who raised �3,007 for Macmillan.

Staff at a Blyth store raised thousands of pounds for a cancer charity with an in-store run.

Employees at the Wilko store in Bowes Street raised £3,007 for Macmillan Cancer Support by running 406 miles over 31 days.

They completed the challenge on an in-store treadmill, with the eventual distance being the equivalent of running from Blyth to Brussels.

Store manager Rob Donachie said: “We are so grateful to everyone who has donated, our customers have been so supportive.

“I’m really proud of the team here for putting in the effort to run each day and that the money we raised will help make a difference to people living with cancer.”

Sharon Cottam, partnership manager for Macmillan, said: “I am so impressed with the team in Blyth, it is an incredible achievement to have raised so much.”

She added: “Every penny donated will go towards ensuring people have access to the best cancer support in their local community and we are so grateful to both the team and their customers.

“Donations make up 98 per cent of Macmillan’s income, so it is this type of fundraising which allows Macmillan to provide vital practical, emotional, medical and financial support to people affected by cancer, to help ensure they don’t face cancer alone.”