Team from the Co-op serve up something special for charity in sponsored walk

October 26 2018
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Knowle woman leads stores' effort to raise cash for Penny Brohn cancer charity

A GROUP of colleagues from Bristol’s Co-op stores, led by a South Bristol resident, have helped raise £42,566 for the Penny Brohn cancer care charity.

Karin Stowell, who lives in Knowle and works at the Co-op’s Clifton village branch, is the chain’s Community Pioneer for Bristol and encouraged 15 colleagues to take part in the Penny Brohn Stomp on October 13. Together they contributed £1,000 to the total. In all 400 people walked six miles from Anchor Square in the city centre, along the harbour, under the Suspension Bridge and along the Avon Gorge to the Penny Brohn UK National Centre in Pill.

Taking part were staff from Co-op branches in Gloucester Road and Stockwood, living as afar afield as Kingswood, Bishopston, Broomhill and Warmley.