Sunderland Morrisons staff help raise £1million for Sue Ryder charity

Kath Morris (far right) from Sur Ryder, pictured in the Seaburn Morrison's store as staff watch colleague Kenny Whitfield doing his stint on the exercise bike.
Kath Morris (far right) from Sur Ryder, pictured in the Seaburn Morrison's store as staff watch colleague Kenny Whitfield doing his stint on the exercise bike.
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SUPERMARKET staff got in the saddle to help raise £1million for charity.

Morrisons in Seaburn played its part in raising the amount for Sue Ryder after it was chosen as Charity of the Year by the supermarket chain.

Staff at the store cycled 315 miles to raise £1,000 for the cause.

The nearby Seaburn Centre lent the store a static bike for the feat, which took place across three days.

Kath Morris, from Sue Ryder in Sea Road, Fulwell, said: “Morrisons chose Sue Ryder as its Charity of the Year and to date has raised more than a million pounds, by having in-store fund-raising events throughout the country.

“The campaign has community spirit at heart, which is what the partnership aim has been about from the beginning, by raising enough funds to help individual community projects.” The Sue Ryder charity provides compassionate care to people with end-of-life and long-term needs.

The charity’s partnership with Morrisons will help to provide community services across the country.

A spokesman for the charity said: “Too many people don’t receive the care they want at the end of their lives. The Morrisons and Sue Ryder partnership aims to give people choice and control over their care, wherever this may be.

“We also want to provide much-needed support for their families.

“We will do this by establishing community services and family support teams in an area where they are needed most, ensuring people can receive the care they want, in a place of their choice, surrounded by their families.

New services include seven-day clinical nurse specialist services and Hospice at Home services, which will deliver specialist palliative care to people in their own homes.”