It Asda be gunge time for Washington workers

Asda Warehouse Line Managers Dave Stephenson (left) and Steve Stimpson raise money for Tickled Pink Breast Cancer by taking part in a sponsored gunge by their workmates at the centre in Staithes Road in Washington
Asda Warehouse Line Managers Dave Stephenson (left) and Steve Stimpson raise money for Tickled Pink Breast Cancer by taking part in a sponsored gunge by their workmates at the centre in Staithes Road in Washington
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SUPERMARKET staff took a sticky soaking as they raised over £1,000 for charity.

Workers at Asda’s Washington store, in Staithes Road, were gunged by their colleagues as part of their Tickled Pink day in aid of breast cancer charities.

Line managers Dave Stephenson and Steve Stimpson were the unlucky pair who got dirty.

Jan Hall, events co-ordinator at the store, said: “We’ve raised about £1,600, which is really good and we are over the moon with it.

“We came up with the idea of staff voting for who would get the gunging and said that’s what we were going to do.

“It turned into quite a competition so we decided to do a few of the managers.

“But they were really good sports about it.”

Jan added: “We’ve had a lot of other things on, like raffles, but the gunging sponsorship is where most of the money has come from.”

Now in its 15th year, Asda’s Tickled Pink campaign raises money for two breast cancer charities – Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Campaign.

Since it started, the company’s work has raised more than £25million for the worthy causes.

Jan also said that all Asda staff had once again done themselves proud by getting involved.

She said: “They are all willing to do stuff because I think most people have been touched by cancer at some point in their lives so they do get behind it, which is really good.”

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