Firefighters in trolley dash for charity
PUBLISHED: 09:49 04 December 2014
Shoppers at an Exmouth supermarket would have seen a blue blur last week when they were joined by a team of firefighters on a charity challenge.
The firefighters, from White Watch at Exmouth Fire Station, were divided into two teams of two at Tesco in Salterton Road, and given a list of items to collect in a supermarket sweep.
The winning team was to receive a chocolate prize, and the items in their trolley were donated to the national Tesco and FareShare food bank project.
Displaying typical teamwork, the firefighters, who had stepped in at short notice to take part, made light work of the challenge, and there were soon two full trolleys of donations.
Store community champion Karen Hodges said: “The firefighters loved it. It was fantastic fun, and it was great for morale for the staff.
“We announced it over the system that they were coming round, and some of the customers were following them around the supermarket.
“It was a lovely morning.”
In addition to the firefighters’ challenge, the supermarket also spent Monday to Saturday last week collecting food donations from customers.
They collected 295 boxes of food.
Karen said: “Our customers were very generous, so we would like to say a big thank you.”