Blyth Wilko Macmillan Fundraiser
29 May 2014
Team members at the Wilko store on Bowes Street, Blyth, have raised £2,200 so far for Macmillan Cancer Support, by running a half marathon every day since 1st May.
Keen to go that extra mile for their regional charity, the team has set itself a target to raise £3,000, before the end of May. Team members will be jogging on an in-store treadmill and are aiming to run 406 miles, a distance which is the equivalent of running from Blyth to Germany.
The wilko team in Blyth are fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support
The store is calling out to local customers, to cheer on the team and make a small donation to Macmillan, at the store in Blyth.
Wilko store manager, Rob Donachie, said: “We are so grateful to everyone who has donated at the store; they’ve been super supportive and we’re lucky to have such loyal customers.
“I’m really proud of the team here for putting in the effort to run each day, this is a fantastic activity to kick off our year with Macmillan Cancer Support and I’m certain we can hit that £3,000 target!”
A family owned firm after more than 80 years of trading, JK Wilkinson opened the first Wilko store on Charnwood Street, Leicester, in 1930. The company’s portfolio has expanded significantly over the decades that have followed and there are currently 374 stores across the UK, including 10 in Scotland.
Serving over 178 million customers each year and selling over 25,000 product lines, including health & beauty, cleaning products, seasonal essentials and homewares both in store and online at Wilko.com, Wilko is dedicated to providing its customers with high quality products, choice and first class, friendly service.
Wilko is committed to Britain’s high streets and prides itself on being a community focused retailer, actively supporting local charities, community groups and empowering its team members to support great causes that are locally important to them.