Portsmouth charity benefits thanks to supermarket trolley dash

Andy Ford (in green) after his trolley dash through Sainsbury's and a cheque for the PDSA 

Picture: Allan Hutchings (160377-402)

Andy Ford (in green) after his trolley dash through Sainsbury's and a cheque for the PDSA Picture: Allan Hutchings (160377-402)

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A TROLLEY dash based on the TV show Supermarket Sweep helped to raise more than £1,000 for a worthy cause.

The Sainsbury’s store, in Commercial Road, put on the morning of fun in aid of Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association.

Andy Ford, whose 10-year-old son Sam has the genetic disorder, got the chance to race around the supermarket and collect as many things as possible in his trolley in one minute after being picked from a draw.

The value of his stash came to £178 and that will now go back to the association. A total of £1,065 raised from the draw will go towards its work.

Rachael Ross, association chairwoman, said: ‘The trolley dash has been a huge success, not only generating vital funds, but raising awareness in the local community.

‘We are grateful to the fantastic team at Sainsbury’s for providing this exciting opportunity.

‘Trolley dashes like this one don’t happen very often and it has caused a real buzz.’

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