SLIDESHOW: Tesco Ollerton get on their bike for Cancer Research

STAFF at Ollerton’s Tesco got on their bikes on Friday as part of a national effort to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for Cancer Research.

Caring workers from a variety of departments took part in a charity spinathon throughout the day as part of the store’s bid to raise £1,000.

The fundraising effort is part of a national campaign by Tesco stores across the country to support Cancer Research, which is the supermarket’s adopted charity for 2012.

Lucy Brown, who has helped co-ordinate the Ollerton event, said: “It is a good cause and we are always happy to be doing something for charity. This is great for staff morale and team spirit.

“All members of staff, from top to bottom, are getting involved and we just want to raise as much money as possible.”

The fundraising effort is the latest in a long line of charity events throughout the year, which has also seen the store collect food for needy families in the surrounding area.

Groceries which would make up 2,500 meals was collected earlier in the year, to be distributed to struggling families who are entitled to food vouchers.

Chad staff were also at the event as part of a special roadshow, which saw reporters Stephen Thirkill and Nick Frame talk to shoppers about the newspaper.