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Sainsbury’s boss and Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson run for Sport Relief at Doncaster Racecourse

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Sainsbury's colleagues and supporters at the Sainsbury's Colleague for Sport Relief Mile Challenge at Doncaster Racecourse.
Photo: Professional Images/@ProfImages

Doncaster Sainsbury's colleagues and supporters at the Sainsbury's Colleague for Sport Relief Mile Challenge at Doncaster Racecourse. Photo: Professional Images/@ProfImages

Doncaster Racecourse played host to the boss of supermarket giant Sainsbury’s as he took part in a huge Sport Relief challenge.

Chief Executive Justin King ran 17 miles across the UK to raise money for Sport Relief with Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson joining him for his stint at Town Moor.

Colleagues including Edenthorpe Store Manager Jon Cox along with around 50 workers from across Yorkshire also joined in the fun.

It was Justin’s final Sport Relief Mile Challenge before he leaves the company in July, having been Chief Executive for the last 10 years.

Justin has been a great supporter for Sport Relief, having done four Sport Relief Mile Challenges since 2008 and raising thousands of pounds in the process.

This year, he has already beaten his target of £70,000, raising over £75,000 with money still coming in.

Also joining him where Lesley Rumney from the Edenthorpe store and the Bakery team at Sainsbury’s Doncaster including Joyce Evans Jan Martison, Wayne Martison and

Andrew Robson.

Running with Justin was lead singer of Iron Maiden Bruce Dickinson, who flew Justin on the 1st day of his Challenge to make it possible in the time.

Bruce is a qualified pilot for Aeris Aviation.

The challenge ended on Sunday at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

In just five days, over 1000 Sainsbury’s colleagues ran with Justin, while proudly sporting this year’s official Sport Relief t-shirt.

Jon Cox, Sainsbury’s Edenthorpe Store Manager added: “It’s not every-day you get to run with your boss! It’s great to know we’re all taking part to raise money for a good cause.”

 

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