THE manager of a supermarket will be cycling 80 miles between two stores to raise money for charity.
Nigel Walters, who is the store manager at Morrisons in Uffington Road, Stamford, will be pedalling his way from Morrisons in East Dereham, Norfolk, to the Stamford branch on October 16.
He is hoping to raise more than £2,000 for the supermarket’s charity of the year Save the Children and his own chosen charity Help for Heroes.
Nigel, who lives near the East Dereham store, was inspired to choose Help for Heroes after hearing the story of paratrooper Luke Morrison, who lives in Stamford, and lost part of his leg in a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan in February.
He is being supported by his colleagues in the Stamford store, who are holding fundraising events, bucket collections at the checkouts and will be raffling bicycles in the run-up to the event.
Personnel manager Alex Wainwright said: “We want to get all our customers involved in supporting Nigel, who is doing this fantastic event for two very worthwhile charities.”
Nigel will be met at the Stamford branch with a finish line and customers in store on the day will be urged to go outside and give him a huge round of applause for his efforts. It is hoped he will get to Stamford by 3pm.
If the weather is bad, the cycle ride will be moved to October 23.