A ‘relay’ big charity effort by Bridlington shop’s staff

O2 shop staff members will be doing the Hull marathon dressed as 118 characters  Callum Charlton, Andy Brooke, Steve Maggs and Ben Kirby.

O2 shop staff members will be doing the Hull marathon dressed as 118 characters Callum Charlton, Andy Brooke, Steve Maggs and Ben Kirby.

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THE Olympics may have been and gone but a team of staff at a Bridlington store have been inspired to keep the nation’s sporting spirit alive by taking on a relay run for charity.

Pictured are the four members of staff at the O2 shop, in the Promenades Shopping Centre are preparing don fancy dress outfits and run a combined total of over 37 miles to St James Quay, in Hull.

Each team member will run around nine and half miles before passing a baton to the next runner along the route to Hull, during an Olympic style relay race which O2 stores across the country are taking part in.

The Bridlington team will pick up the baton from the Scarborough store team on the evening of August 20 before starting their leg of the relay the next morning.

Bridlington’s O2 store manager Andy Brooke said the team have been training hard ahead of the challenge, and added: “We have been training like a flock of wilderbeast on the beach.”

The aim of the event is to raise £250 for Thing Big, an O2 led initiative which funds start up projects for young people.

“We want to do our bit for charity and want to help out,” Andy said.

Anyone wanting to support the team can make a donation at the O2 store, in Bridlington and to give them a head start in their fund-raising the store are holding a big raffle in the Promenades tomorrow (August 17) featuring prizes donated by local businesses.