STAFF from Tesco Extra in Trowbridge have raised over £1,000 for Cancer Research by completing the charity's Race for Life on Sunday.

The team of 35 wore pink in the County Way store on Friday to boost funds and also asked their friends and relatives to chip in, adding up to a total of just over £1,000.

Cheryl Brooks, 47, of Lower Court, who assembled the team, said: “It was great fun and there was a really nice atmosphere on the day.

“We were thrilled to raise over £1,000, exceeding our target, and it was also a fantastic opportunity to bring all the ladies who work at the shop together.

“When we’re at work it’s sometimes difficult to talk to each other but this was a great team-bonding activity and lots of new friends of all ages were made.

“All of us have been affected by cancer in one way or another, whether it’s directly or through someone we know going through it, so Cancer Research is a charity close to our hearts.

“There was a poor turnout when the store did the Race for Life two years ago but we wanted to make sure we did Tesco proud this time, and I know our manager was very proud indeed.”

The Race for Life involves teams running or walking a 5km route at various locations across the UK to raise as much money as possible for Cancer Research.

Bath's Race for Life took place in Victoria Park and saw thousands take on the course.