The team from McColls in Okehampton are joining teams from the rest of the company across the country in raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). The team have pledged to walk 150 miles throughout the month of August and are hoping to raise £1,000 for the charity.
The company has been challenged to clock up 1,981 miles for each region – this is the distance required to cover the McColl’s estate, from the furthest stores in the Highlands, Wales, Penzance and Kent. The challenge will be undertaken to help raise £1 million for the development of new parent accommodation at GOSH.
On 31st July, Pauline Evemy and a team of twelve employees kicked off the August Challenge by beginning their 20 miles for the first week of August on a treadmill.
Two members of the team, Clare Billings and Wayne Fraquit, will be walking their twelve miles each, setting off from the Okehampton store and visiting Belstone, then to the Sticklepath store where a charity box is sighted throughout the month of August.
They’ll continue on to The Oxenham Arms and The Kings Arms in South Zeal, where there will also be a charity box, on the bar, throughout August.
On Saturday, 14th August, there will be a sponsored walk from the Okehampton store, beginning at 11.30am. The team will be joined by staff from Holsworthy, Barnstable, Great Torrington and Bideford stores. They plan to head up The Granite Way to the Pump and Pedal, back down to the town centre and into the London Inn, Wetherspoons, Plume of Feathers and Kings Arms, Okehampton, then to The Fountain to complete the walk.
All are welcome to join the walk by means of a donation – bring the family and join in the fun!
The Okehampton store will also be holding a book sale, table top sales and raffles during August. Please call in and help support Great Ormond Street Hospital.