Supermarket staff will join in the fun and games next month for Sport Relief.
Sainsbury’s, on The Balk Pocklington, will be kicking off its Sport Relief weekend on Friday 21 March with spin cycling in its foyer. The exercise bike will be donated to the store for the day by Francis Scarf Sports Centre.
Staff will cycle 30 minutes each on the bike and will be spurred on by the store’s choir - Sainsbury’s Pocklington Singers - who will sing songs related to sports.
Staff will also be ‘flash mobbing’ through the day. They will have to stop what they are doing and dance to Black Lace Superman to encourage customers to laugh, join in and have a bit of fun.
Colleagues will also be able to ‘dress-up’ in sports related attire on both Friday 21 and Saturday 22 March and in doing so will donate a £1.
Out of store hours, Sainsbury’s has organised a family walk on Sunday 23 March, which will take place on The Mile as the walk will be a mile. Staff will be pushing colleagues in trolleys and taking donation buckets.
Other events include a netball match between the managers from the store and it will be girls verses boys. This shall take place at the Francis Scarf Sports Centre. A date is still to be set.
Richard Winterburn, who is helping organise the Sport Relief activities at the store, said: “We get a briefing DVD and the staff have all seen it, they are looking forward to it.
“We’re thinking of ways of how we can engage with customers and let them know why we are doing it.”
Merchandise for Sports Relief, a national fundraising campaign, has gone on sale across Sainsbury’s stores.