North-east supermarket staff’s cycle challenge raises £1,000 for Children in Need

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Staff at a north-east supermarket have taken on a cycling challenge as part of a nationwide children’s campaign.

Asda Portlethen colleagues raised more than £1,100 for the BBC Children in Need’s 2018 campaign as part of the retailer’s 18th annual fundraising drive.

The team cycled 154 miles on an exercise bike, the equivalent distance from Asda Portlethen to the BBC Studios in Glasgow.

Abbie Whitelaw, Asda Portlethen community champion, said colleagues were busy raising funds for the campaign “to ensure as many children as possible will see their lives improved by this money”.

The theme of the activities centred around the BBC fundraiser and Asda’s campaign is The Power of Play.

Asda has raised £19m through its charity efforts over the past 18 years, supporting disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

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