Staff at Evesham shop saddle up for charity

The team at Evesham's Marks and Spencer store set off on their cycle ride

The team at Evesham's Marks and Spencer store set off on their cycle ride

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STAFF at Evesham's Marks and Spencer store got in the saddle last month to raise cash for two charities.

The team from the shop in Worcester Road set off bright and early at 6.30am last month and cycled to Lichfield and over to Stratford as part of the event.

Employees from 20 stores across the West Midlands took part in the Tour de France-inspired relay event, raising more than £7,500 for Prostate Cancer UK and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Store manager Sean Phillips, whop organised the challenge, said: “We were blown away by the generosity of the shoppers in Evesham and the other locations too and certainly kept that in our thoughts during the ride.

"The challenge was hard, but knowing we were raising money for such worthwhile causes was motivation enough to keep us going.

"There was a real camaraderie amongst the group and I’m proud of our employees for ploughing through and thankful to our customers for digging deep in their pockets.”

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12:07am Wed 6 Aug 14

i-cycle says...

Another excellent example of how cyclists benefit society by raising so much money for charities.

More amazing then when so many motorists think we shouldn't even be allowed on the roads.

Perhaps time for our local politicians to look beyond the myths, look at the tangible benefits and have the vision other City's have investing in encouraging more to use their bikes more and cars less.

This isn't a car vs bike issue as most cyclists are also car drivers and there are lots of benefits for motorists as well as local communities in reducing car use and encouraging more to cycle or walk.
Another excellent example of how cyclists benefit society by raising so much money for charities. More amazing then when so many motorists think we shouldn't even be allowed on the roads. Perhaps time for our local politicians to look beyond the myths, look at the tangible benefits and have the vision other City's have investing in encouraging more to use their bikes more and cars less. This isn't a car vs bike issue as most cyclists are also car drivers and there are lots of benefits for motorists as well as local communities in reducing car use and encouraging more to cycle or walk. i-cycle
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6:59am Wed 6 Aug 14

Hwicce says...

Why, when someone does something nice for charity, does someone else always try and hijack it to push their own political agenda?
Why, when someone does something nice for charity, does someone else always try and hijack it to push their own political agenda? Hwicce
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