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Superstores flex muscles to raise more than £3,000 for hospice

Two superstores raised more than £3,000 for charity when they took part in an exciting fitness challenge
SuperGene Games Yellow T-Shirts BBQ Red T-Shirts Tesco and Black T-Shirts Stewards
Teams from Tesco and B&Q in Hornchurch competed in the SuperGene Games in Park Lane Recreation Ground to support Saint Francis Hospice.

The event involved the teams battling their way through a tug of war, tyre flip, burpee and kettlebell swing and a bleep test.

And inspirational pensioner Paul Freedman, 91, who has ran 24 London Marathons, was there to support the Tesco team and join in the fun.

"We are supporting Saint Francis Hospice because it is important to support our local community," said organiser Thomas Bisson, a sports performance coach with SuperGene.

"The teams were fantastic.

"When you are all working for the same goal, which is to provide the hospice with funding so it can continue the wonderful work it does, it is so worthwhile and everyone benefits from it."

Thomas, who helped the teams prepare for the event, was inspired to set up the challenge after seeing the success of Tough Mudder and he is now hoping other businesses will get involved.

Lynda Head, Community Fundraising Manager at the hospice, said, "Thomas worked hard to put on this exciting event and we are delighted that staff from Tesco and BBQ got stuck in and enjoyed a fantastic day out.
SuperGene Games Yellow T-Shirts BBQ Red T-Shirts Tesco and Black T-Shirts Stewards
"Everyone who took part is a winner and we hope their efforts will encourage more businesses to support the hospice and help us to continue the excellent work we do for people living with incurable illnesses."

Picture: SuperGene Games: yellow t-shirts B&Q, red t-shirts Tesco with Paul Freedman on the far right,and black t-shirts stewards.
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