Kirton Co-op team’s trolley push for Mencap

A team of Co-op staff and supporters took part in a sponsored walk and trolley push from Kirton Co-op store to two of Boston's Co-op stores to raise money for Mencap. NA
A team of Co-op staff and supporters took part in a sponsored walk and trolley push from Kirton Co-op store to two of Boston's Co-op stores to raise money for Mencap. NA

A GROUP of fundraisers from Kirton drew some double-takes from motorists when they took to the roads – in a trolley.

The team, made up of staff from the Kirton Co-operative store, and young supporters, took part in the walk and trolley push to raise about £300 for Mencap.

“We each took it in turns to sit in the trolley, which was a bit of a bumpy ride,” said staff member Rachel Clay. “We walked from Kirton up to the Co-op store in West Street and onto the one in Bargate Green, and back down London Road to the Somerfield store.”

The group dressed in pink and took collection buckets along with them.

“People have been very generous, along with our sponsors, but the most notable were the men who work as the Wyberton car wash team. They emptied out their tips buckets into our collection ones,” Rachel said.

Mencap is the Co-operative’s chosen charity for the year, so the money raised will go towards helping the charity to support those with learning disabilities.

The team’s fundraising for Mencap doesn’t stop at the trolley push – with several other events planned at their Kirton store, including children’s competitions and raffles.

“We are hoping to raise £1,000 by the end of autumn, added Rachel.

The team offered thanks to all those who sponsored them and donated on the day.