Staff at Waitrose in Stamford use pedal power to raise £620 for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice

Photo: SM150612-068ow'Staff at Waitrose, Stamford, taking part in a day long static bike ride for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. From left, Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice fundraiser Alison Toomey with Waitrose staff, Jane Fox, Richard Hulme, Dan Peacock, Rachel Mallia, Amy Rigby, Laura-Leigh Mills and Kelham Cooke.
Photo: SM150612-068ow'Staff at Waitrose, Stamford, taking part in a day long static bike ride for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. From left, Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice fundraiser Alison Toomey with Waitrose staff, Jane Fox, Richard Hulme, Dan Peacock, Rachel Mallia, Amy Rigby, Laura-Leigh Mills and Kelham Cooke.

STAFF at a supermarket in Stamford have used pedal power to raise money for a good cause.

More than 40 members of staff at Waitrose, in West Street, completed a 100 mile static cycle ride in store on Friday to raise more than £620 for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, in Peterborough.

Each member of staff took it in turns to cycle for five or 10 minutes shifts on the exercise bike, while hospice fundraiser Alison Toomey held a bucket collection for customers.

Assistant section manager Simon Smith cycled for an hour and raised £200 in sponsorship.

Store personnel manager Rachel Mallia said: “It’s the first time we’ve done anything like this and it was fantastic. The customers were very generous in donating and the staff were great. We had some strange looks but it’s all been for a very good cause so all worthwhile.”