Screwfix workers take on 5,500 cycle relay to help those in need

Dave Hutchinson, Angela Walton and Terry Simons from Hartlepool Screwfix.
Dave Hutchinson, Angela Walton and Terry Simons from Hartlepool Screwfix.

STAFF from a trade supplies store took part in a mammoth 5,500 mile national cycle relay to raise charity cash.

Workers at the Screwfix stores in Hartlepool and Peterlee participated in Tour de Screwfix to raise money for the Screwfix Foundation a charity which supports projects to fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and facilities for those in need in the UK.

Peter Stokoe from Peterlee Screwfix

Peter Stokoe from Peterlee Screwfix

Eight hundreds Screwfix staff across the country rode a leg of the route over an eight week period with a target to raise £100,000.

And David Gallagher, Scott McDonald, Angela Walton, David Hutchinson and Terry Simons from the Hartlepool store covered the Hartlepool to Stockton-on-Tees leg of the challenge, covering 11.5 miles.

Terry Simons, from Screwfix in Hartlepool, said: “We really enjoyed taking part in ‘Tour de Screwfix’, it was a tough ride but for a fantastic cause. It’s great that so many Screwfix employees are taking part, hopefully together we can raise a lot of money, we can’t wait to see the total.”

Peter Stockoe, David Gallagher and Scott Mcdonald, from the Peterlee store, covered the Peterlee to Hartlepool leg of the challenge, covering 12.4 miles.

Scott said: “The ‘Tour De Screwfix’ was a fantastic challenge to be part of.

“Everyone should be really proud of the part they played and we can’t wait to see the final amount we’ve all helped to raise.”

The challenge marked the opening of Screwfix’s 400th store.

It started in Inverness, Scotland, on April 13, and saw staff riding to every store nationwide.