GALLERY: Sainsbury’s make it a supermarket sweep as they run, cycle and swim to aid Sport Relief

13:18 25 March 2014

Sport Relief Sainsbury

Sport Relief Sainsbury's Ely. Manager Karen Watts completing Lands End to John O'Groats challenge.

Archant

Sainsbury’s in Ely helped raise more than £2,000 for Sport Relief with a range of fundraising events.

The Sainsbury's Ely teamThe Sainsbury's Ely team

Staff from the Ely branch teamed up with other stores from around the region for a tag rugby match and an ‘iron man’ event which saw team members run, cycle and swim from store to store.

The Atrium Club in Ely provided a static bike for staff to cycle the equivalent distance of Lands End to John O’Groats, which was completed over three days by a team which including manager Karen Watts.

And, on Friday, staff surprised customers by carrying out a flash dance at 1pm, which saw the management team dancing to Superman by Black Lace, in the main foyer.

Volunteers from Ely Rowing Club carried out a bag packing event at the Lisle Lane store and helped to sell the official Sainsbury’s sport relief scratch cards, with all proceeds going to the charity.

Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King also joined the fundraising efforts on Saturday morning, running alongside Ely colleagues Tom Knights and Justine Petrou in a one mile fun run at Milton Country Park.

The total raised is expected to top £2,500 when all monies are collected.

0 comments

Yesterday, 17:29

A man was rushed to hospital this morning (Thursday) after becoming trapped between the forks of a forklift truck on an industrial estate.

Yesterday, 08:57
At Ely Beet Club, Members of the Ely & District Branch of the Korean Veterans Association, receive their medals from the Korean Government, (left) President Godfrey Tetley, with Bernard Barker, John Booth, Ted Fairchild, John Gadsby, Jim Johnson, Ken Lambert, Maurice Sheldrake, John Stevens, Kenneth Waters, Stanley White.

Veterans who served in the Korean War received a medal from the Korean government to honour their contribution at a special ceremony held in Ely last Thursday.

Yesterday, 07:13
Some of the mess left behind at Roswell Pits, in Ely.
Pictures: Clinton Edwards.

An Ely beauty spot and wildlife haven has been tarnished by mounds of rubbish left behind by people sleeping rough, according to walkers.

Yesterday, 10:56
Callum Fairhurst

Teenager fund-raiser Callum Fairhurst is gearing up for his biggest challenge to date – a cycle trip around the world.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition today E-edition