McCool’s SuperValu, Ballymoney is gearing up to put its best ‘paw’ forward for charity with a Pudsey trolley push from Ballymoney to Belfast for Children in Need.
A team of ten staff from the store are taking on a 51-mile challenge to raise vital funds for the BBC Children in Need Appeal.
The team will set off from the Ballymoney store on November 12, pushing Pudsey in a yellow shopping trolley, aiming to arrive at Belfast’s BBC Studios just in time for the appeal night to kick-off on November 13.
With the support of local businesses, customers and people along the way, the store is aiming to raise a significant amount for the charity now in its 35th year.
Speaking of the challenge, McCool’s SuperValu Ballymoney store manager, Ian Elliott said, “We are very excited to be fundraising for the Children in Need appeal and what better way to go that extra mile than doing a Pudsey Trolley Push down to the BBC Studios in Belfast, where the appeal night takes place.
“So far we have received great support from our in-store Slimming World group, Terex Ballymoney, Strive Personal Training and Maine Minerals and we would welcome support from other local businesses, our customers and people along the 51-mile route. This really is a challenge for the team but knowing we are doing it for such a great cause will push us through to the end,” he added.
The SuperValu Ballymoney team will head off on their journey at 6am on November 12, making their way through Dunloy, Glarryford, Cullybackey, Galgorm and Ballymena before arriving in Antrim.
They will continue on November 13, leaving Antrim at 7am heading through Templepatrick, Mullusk roundabout, Glengormley and along the Antrim Road into Belfast City Centre before arriving at BBC Studios.
To follow the team’s journey on November 12-13 and offer support, follow a live blog on the SuperValu Ballymoney Facebook page, simply go to www.facebook.com/supervaluballymoney.
This year BBC Children in Need is set to join forces with Lucasfilm and Disney for a one-off special.
In an exclusive Star Wars inspired sketch, R2-D2 and C-3PO will be joined by Warwick Davis as they attempt to find a worthy winner to help trigger the first BBC Children in Need totaliser of the night.
Tune into the Appeal Show to see who is revealed as the ultimate fan with some surprise guests along the way.