VIDEO: Flash mob and M25 cycle challenge for Sport Relief

Sainsbury’s in Bury Park, Luton has been busy raising money for Sport Relief, writes Steve Sims.

You had a surprise in store if you were doing your weekly shop on Friday at around 11.30am.



All of a sudden, staff gathered at the front of the supermarket to take part in a flash mob dance.

For those who need enlightening a flash mob is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then quickly disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression.

You can see their funny antics in the video with this article.

Also, over the weekend, staff took it in turns to hop on an exercise bike at the front of the store.



More than 234 miles were travelled – equivalent two laps of the M25! To date around £800 has been raised.

On Saturday, trainee manager Wayne Aitkens and bakery assistant Sam Cox took part in the Sport Relief mile with Sainsbury’s chief executive Justin King, at Fairlands Valley Park in Stevenage.

Then on Sunday both Sam and Wayne ran six miles at the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief games at Stockwood Park.

The supermarket also donated prizes for the Sports Relief events held at Dallow and Leagrave primary schools.

Mark Jacklin, store manager added: “I’d like to thank all of our customers who made a donation to Sport Relief, whether through buying this year’s merchandise or making a donation to one of our Sport Relief fundraising events in-store. Our customers and colleagues certainly made a winning Sport Relief team and we’re delighted to have raised so much money, which will help transform lives in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries.”