Portsmouth supermarket staff out to help Alzheimer’s Research

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WORKMATES from frozen food stores around the area are joining together for a fundraising walk against dementia.

Staff and their families at Iceland are gearing up for a flurry of activities to raise cash for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

It begins on Saturday with an 11-mile sponsored walk from Park Community School in Middle Park Way, Havant, via stores in Cosham and Waterlooville, from 11am.

The walk will be followed by a barbecue.

And on August 10 staff members will be abseiling down the side of the Spinnaker Tower for the charity.

Sharon Walls, manager of Iceland’s North End store in Portsmouth, said: ‘The people I work with are brilliant.

‘We’re a proper little family at this store and feel really valued by the company.

‘We’re all very excited and focused on raising as much money as possible for pioneering research into early-onset Alzheimer’s.

‘We’re expecting around 150 people for the barbecue and the majority of them will be building up an appetite by doing the sponsored walk first.’