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Co-op staff take a walk to aid children's charity.

CO-OP staff dressed in purple T-shirts pounded the streets of Coventry to raise money for a children's charity.

The workers at Co-op Travelcare in Bull Yard, and Co-op Bank in Warwick Road, city centre, joined forces with Travelcare branches in Leamington and Bedworth to generate funds for The Children's Society.

About 30 people turned up to take part in the six-mile trek through the city - starting from the Coventry branch and walking through the precinct and on to Coventry Canal Basin, finishing at Hawkesbury Junction, Sutton Stop.

Along the route they waved purple balloons and shook tins and buckets.

They hoped to raise more than pounds 1,000 on their adventure and will continue to collect money in their stores throughout the week.

Coventry Co-op Travelcare manager Paula Davies said the fundraising event was just one of many charity activities.

She said: "Every year, the Co-op chooses a charity because it is very much part of the local community.

"They give us ideas but we decide how we are going to raise the money ourselves and we thought going for a walk would be really nice."

Anyone who would like to donate cash should call into one of the branches.

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PURPLE REIGNS... Co-op staff ready for their walk with (front from left) youngsters George Taylor, Kaya Altundal and Kaan Altundal. Picture: Mark Radford MR120807WALK3
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Aug 15, 2007
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