Baris­tas pedal to suc­cess for char­ity

Macclesfield Express - - NOSTALGIA - KAREN BRITTON

COF­FEE shop staff pow­ered through to raise more than £1,000 by cy­cling from Mac­cles­field to Milan.

Team mem­bers at Caffe Nero on Mar­ket Place took it in turns to pedal hun­dreds of miles to raise money for can­cer.

But the baris­tas didn’t leave the branch, clock­ing up the 738 miles on a static bike, tak­ing it out- side into the street for the fi­nal stretch.

They dou­bled their fundrais­ing tar­get to col­lect £1,118 for Macmil­lan.

Ter­ence Thorn­ton, the team mem­ber who or­gan­ised the event, said: “It was very suc­cess­ful and lots of cus­tomers were in­ter­ested and in­volved.

“We suc­cess­fully com­pleted our bike ride in the store and on the week­end I took the bike out­side so that more peo­ple could see what was go­ing on.

“I was pleased, as many peo­ple gave do­na­tions and we raised £209.02 on Satur­day alone.

“The to­tal amount raised is £1,118.82 which I’m ex­tremely pleased with as we more than dou­bled the orig­i­nal tar­get of £500.

“The event brought many peo­ple to­gether and it was such a plea­sure to see how suc­cess­ful it be­came.”

The team at Caffe Nero in ac­tion dur­ing their 738-mile chal­lenge

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