TWO well-known superheroes are swapping their batmobile for the more traditional two-wheeled vehicle in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care!
Batman (aka Jim Wilkes, dairy operations manager retail) and Robin (aka Liz Watson, doorstep development project officer) from Midlands Co-op's head office in Lichfield have bravely agreed to cycle a bum-numbing 951 miles from Lands Ends to John O'Groats, in a gallant bid to raise £ 10,000 for the cancer charity.
Starting on Friday 13 August, the caped crusaders will be joined by four other superheroes from Midlands Co-op and will cycle for approximately 70 miles per day for two weeks, finishing in the north of Scotland on Saturday August 28th.
Said organiser Jim Wilkes: `This is the first time any of us have taken on such a task. We know it's going to be tough but we are looking forward to the adventure and we feel that it is a once in a lifetime opportunity. We have the journey mapped out and we are fairly confident we will achieve our goals in the allotted time.
`We firmly believe that Marie Curie Cancer Care is a wonderful charity and that we can, by enjoying ourselves, also help them to help people in need.`
Marie Curie Cancer Care has been chosen for the first time as the Midlands Co-op Charity of the Year, after staff nominated the charity from a shortlist of deserving charities. During this year, society employees have pledged to raise in excess of £ 100,000 to help fund the charity's nurses and its hospice in the Midlands area.
Anyone wishing to make a contribution or donate any supplies towards the charity challenge should contact Jim Wilkes/Liz Watson at Midlands Co-op on 01543 414140.