SUPERMARKET staff have raised more than £1,000 for a mental health charity after a fund-raising event in Helensburgh.

Workers at the Sinclair Street Co-op got on their bikes on Saturday to cycle a combined distance of 50km, with the proceeds of the fun fitness challenge going to the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH), the retailer’s charity of the year.

Earlier in 2020 store employees took part in a socially distanced 5k run - in the shop’s warehouse - to raise almost £400 for SAMH during Mental Health Awareness Week.

The exercise bikes and equipment for the latest fund-raiser were made available on the day by members of the public, and team manager Ela Latosi paid tribute to those who helped make the event a success.

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She said: “It was a great initiative. Thanks to customers’ generosity and family and friends’ support we raised over £1,000 for Scottish Association for Mental Health, which is an absolute record in this branch’s fund-raising history.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated.

“We are thrilled and overwhelmed at the same time with the support shown by our local community.

“Mental health is so important, especially in these challenging times, and we are absolutely committed to organising and supporting initiatives like this in every possible way.”

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