Why a Hyde store will be pedalling 500 miles
Wednesday 26th April 2017 @ 10:26 by Adam Higgins
Business Hyde News

Staff and shoppers of a Hyde shopping centre are being encouraged to take part in a charity cyclothon to help raise funds for disabled and disadvantaged children across Greater Manchester.

Between Saturday (April 29) and Friday, May 5, Clarendon Square Shopping Centre’s O2 store will play host to a ‘Superhero Spin’, which will see its staff and shoppers aim to pedal more than 500 miles in aid of youngsters across the region who need support the most.

As part of the store’s fundraising, staff at O2 will be hosting more activities throughout the week to encourage extra donations.

Rachel Armitt, Store Manager at Clarendon Square’s O2 branch, said: “Not only will we be cycling 500 miles, but we will also be baking sweet treats and holding raffles for customers to get involved in. Plus, we will be encouraging shoppers of Clarendon Square to come along and do their bit.”

Clarendon Square Manager, Paula Wood, said she was delighted that the staff at O2 will be getting involved.

“Here at the centre, it is really important to us to show our support for local charity initiatives and we are really proud to see O2’s brilliant fundraising efforts,” she said.

“It provides a helping hand to disabled and disadvantaged children in the Greater Manchester area, so it is incredible that we can see exactly where staff and shoppers’ donations are being used.

“We would like to wish Rachel and the team at Hyde’s O2 the best of luck with their cyclothon,” she said.

“We are encouraging shoppers and centre staff to stop by and jump on the bike or pick up a bun for a small donation and I am sure the management team will pop in to cycle a mile or two.”