Pedal power for charity

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STAFF at Jackson Building Centre in Louth set off on their bikes to help raise £6,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

On Friday around 100 employees from Jackson’s branches across the East Midlands took part in a sponsored cycle ride from their branch to another in the area.

The Louth staff cycled to the Market Rasen branch just over 15 miles away.

The shortest ride was just over miles from Lincoln Hykeham to Newark and the longest was almost 28 miles from Scunthorpe to Grimsby.

In all the intrepid cyclists covered a total of 381 miles.

Jackson has adopted Macmillan as its national charity partner in 2011, their centenary year. Together with other brands within its parent company, Grafton Merchanting GB, the aim is to raise £200,000 for the Macmillan Support Line, a helpline that offers practical and financial support and guidance to people living with cancer.

People can make a donation at the branch or at www.justgiving.com/teams/jacksonbcmacmillanfundraising