Wacky races for store’s charity T-shirt

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STAFF members at a Scarborough store have taken a T-shirt to some of our most famous local landmarks in a charity campaign.

As part of the TK Maxx Comic Relief theme this year, staff members are transporting the specially designed T-shirt across the UK.

The T-shirt which passed through Scarborough began its journey in Elgin, northern Scotland, and will next got to York.

TK Maxx staff transport the T-shirt using unusual modes of transport before passing it to their colleagues in other parts of the country.

Staff member Kerry Tweddle said: “We’ve gone to the Sea Life Centre, Peasholm Park, the lighthouse, the police box in Sandside, the donkeys on the North Bay beach, the Spa, Scarborough Castle and Oliver’s Mount.

“We travelled in a bike with a sidecar and a custom car.

“The store has been challenged to raise £23,000 as part of the district total of £350,000 through T-shirt sales, donations and in-store fundraising.”

There will be fundraising events at the store on every weekend until March 1.

On Shrove Tuesday, four members of staff are being buried up to their necks on the beach, where they will be collecting for Comic Relief.

The T-shirts have been designed by Vivienne Westwood, and a proportion of every sale is donated to charity. Red Nose Day will take place on March 18 this year.

Picture: RICHARD PONTER