Supervalu Takes On 500 Trolley Push For Action Cancer

Local retailer SuperValu is taking on an almighty trolley dash – a 500 miles dash in 10 days to raise £10,000 for Action Cancer and they will be coming to the Downpatrick and Crossgar Supervalu outlets.

Led by SuperValu Ballymoney, eight members of staff will set out on an arduous walk and cycle around Northern Ireland, calling in at all 34 SuperValu shops in the Province, to raise vital funds for Action Cancer’s Big Bus, which is sponsored by SuperValu and is this year celebrating its 10th birthday.

SuperVAlu will be on the road on a 500-mile Bear Push to raise £10.000 for Cancer Focus.
SuperValu will be on the road on a 500-mile Bear Push to raise £10,000 for Cancer Focus.

The team will set off from the SuperValu store in Kells on September 10 and after travelling the length and breadth of the country will finish in Belfast on September 19.
During the 10 day challenge, the trolley push will be rolling into Downpatrick and Crossgar  at the Supervalu outlets on Friday September 16.

SuperValu Sales Director, Nigel Maxwell said: “This is a fantastic challenge organised by SuperValu Ballymoney to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Action Cancer’s Big Bus, which is dedicated to saving lives and supporting people across local communities in Northern Ireland.

“Walking and cycling 500 miles to raise £10,000 across 10 days will be a formidable feat for the team but there is great support from many of the SuperValu stores they are visiting and hopefully customers will help raise vital funds along the way.

“I would encourage everyone to follow the route on SuperValu’s Facebook page and come out and show your support to help meet the fundraising target,” he added.
The SuperValu team will head off on their journey from Kells at 6am on September 10, travelling North through Ballymoney and Portstewart. They will then head West through Limavady and Derry~Londonderry before moving South towards Omagh, Cooktown, Crossgar, Downpatrick and Newry. Setting out East bound they will finish by going through Newcastle and finally up to Belfast.

The conclusion of the mammoth challenge will come on Monday September 19 when the team visit Action Cancer House in Belfast before arriving at Musgrave Northern Ireland HQ.