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Colleagues in Ashton-on-Ribble raise money for Lancashire Mind charity

Posted on - 4th September, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Business, Charities, Health, People, Preston News
Staff from the Blackpool Road branch took part in the fundraiser

Team members at Co-op Funeralcare in Ashton-on-Ribble completed a 12-hour bike ride from inside the funeral home to raise funds for people living with mental illnesses.

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Four colleagues took turns to each complete a three hour cycle on an exercise bike in the window of the funeral home, raising £155 for Lancashire Mind.

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The fundraiser, which took place at the branch on Blackpool Road, also involved a bake off, where colleagues went head to head baking sweet treats.

Additionally, two managers undertook a sponsored 5K race, dubbed “the battle of the bosses” by colleagues.

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Jane Ross, Regional Manager at Co-op Funeralcare in Preston, said: “We’re so pleased with how the local community in Preston came together to safely support a cause close to all of our hearts.

“Mental health concerns are increasing within our community, with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to have a negative impact on many people.

“The work that Mind does is truly admirable, and we look forward to continuing to support them with similar events in future.”

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