THIS weekend [22-23 August 2014] Morrisons Yeovil colleagues will participate in a ‘Round the World Cycle Challenge’ which will see all 112 South West Morrisons stores cycle the 24,902 mile circumference of the globe to raise funds for charity Sue Ryder.

The store will pedal its 223 mile challenge portion on a static bike within 48 hours this August Bank Holiday Weekend.

A country theme of France has been selected, with Frenchfood stalls, fancy dress and cake bakes being held to generate donations. Morrisons Alan Crane aims to raise hundreds of pounds, to contribute towards a collective South West fundraising target.

The money will enable Sue Ryder - the retailer’s nationwide charity partner - to establish new community services, family support teams and an online support community across the UK, including in the South West.

Store General Manager Alan Crane said: “We call on all cycling fanatics to come down to store, cheer on our colleagues on and dig deep into their pockets. Together we will raise significant funds for Sue Ryder’s vital community care and support in our area.”

Samantha Steadman, from Sue Ryder, said: “We are very grateful for the support of Morrisons colleagues and customers. The money raised will support vital Sue Ryder healthcare services which will make a huge difference to thousands of families at the most difficult time of their lives. It will also enable us to launch a new Online Support Community for the region’s families. "