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Walkers go extra 95 miles for charity
11:00am Saturday 16th March 2013 in News
STAFF at a Weymouth store walked an epic 95 miles to brighten the lives of children across the country.
The challenge, which was based on the length of the Jurassic coastline, took place on the treadmill at Value House in Wyke Regis.
It raised more than £300 for Greenfingers, a small national charity dedicated to creating magical gardens for children’s hospices around the UK.
The walk took place on Garden ReLeaf Day 2013 during store opening hours for three days from March 8, taking a total of 25 hours to complete.
Jo Ricketts, of Value House, said: “All the staff put in a real effort and really got behind this great cause and we are all very pleased with the amount we raised.
“We would like to thank all our customers who donated and for all their support over the weekend.”
She added that staff members became ‘quite competitive’, trying to complete the most amount of miles on the treadmill.