Four local Co-ops in outlandish relay

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CO-OP staff members from Skegness, Spilsby, Alford and Chapel St Leonards donned outlandish costumes and set off on a leg of a 425-mile charity relay last week.

The Lincolnshire Co-operative has been running a special ‘Flying the Flag Relay’ for good causes.

The event sees teams tasked with finding weird and wonderful ways of travelling to the next stage of the relay - but without the aid of motorised transport.

The two-week challenge is set to have involved every one of Lincolnshire Co-op’s 75 stores before the weekend is out. And it was the turn of the local stores last Thursday.

The two charities set to benefit from the Herculean challenge are Plan, an international children’s development organisation that helps the world’s poorest build sustainable futures, and Pascal, a co-operative of Age UKs in Lincolnshire which delivers vital services to over 4,000 elderly people per week.

Lincolnshire Co-op Charity of the Year co-ordinator, Faye Niblett, said: “We are delighted that so many of our staff are getting involved to fly the flag around the county.

“The thought that has gone into coming up with bizarre ways of travelling is brilliant and shows great dedication to raising money for our two charities of the year.”