Hartlepool Boots bikers to ride for Macmillan Cancer Support

Left to right, Zoe Carter, Zoe France, Geeta Britcliffe, Carly Jenkins, Brenda Chambers, Sue Burgess and Mike Robinson at the fundraising event at the Anchor Retail Park Boots store

Left to right, Zoe Carter, Zoe France, Geeta Britcliffe, Carly Jenkins, Brenda Chambers, Sue Burgess and Mike Robinson at the fundraising event at the Anchor Retail Park Boots store

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SHOPS staff cycled through the pain barrier to raise cash for charity.

The dedicated team at the Boots store at Hartlepool Marina spent a day on an excercise bike, donated by local gym Fit4Less, to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The Miles for Macmillan ride is the latest in a series of monthly charity events organised by the staff, which also include a 1920s tea party and a sponsored walk that have already raised more than £1,200 for Boots’ chosen charity.

The ride featured a ‘guess the miles’ competition, with Boots customers making a small donation to guess how many miles the store staff would cycle throughout the day, with a goodie-bag prize for the winner.

Boots store manager Zoe France, 39, said: “The buzz was fantastic and the staff were really up for it.

“We may have to up our target for the year from £3,000 to £5,000, which is amazing.

“Everybody is touched or knows somebody who has been affected by cancer, and it makes you feel proud to see everyone getting involved.”