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Marathon Shop!

It's official - our volunteers complete a "marathon" task every day getting the shops for our customers. Volunteer shopper Charris used an app on her smartphone to measure the distance she covered when shopping last Thursday.

The result is the read out below. In total Charris covered just over 7km - 4.3 miles in old money. Impressive enough on it's own, but when you consider we usually have at least five other shoppers putting in a similar shift you can do the sums - 6 shoppers times 7km = 42km.

If you are familiar with your athletics you'll know that 42km is the classic Marathon distance of 26 miles 385 yards. So every day our volunteers complete a Marathon to do the shopping for our customers! What an effort!