BOOTHS Supermarket in Kendal has raised more than £500 for mental health charity MIND in memory of a much-loved colleague.

The team challenged themselves to cycle 181km on two static bikes donated by Kendal Leisure Centre in an attempt to cover the equivalent distance of a days’ leg of the Tour de France.

On the day, the team doubled their target and managed to cover a huge 438km, raising a total of £517.65 for South Lakeland MIND.

Specialist manager, Simon Brock, said: ‘‘The distance we managed to cover was fantastic and I’m thrilled we managed to double our target but I’m especially proud of the way our colleagues came together in memory of Nathan (Whitmore).

"As a store MIND is a charity that’s close to our heart, so to be able to give something back is a great feeling and we’d like to say a huge thank you to everybody who came and supported us on the day.”

David Beuzeval, chief officer at South Lakeland MIND, added: "We are very grateful to Booths for their support in raising awareness and understanding of mental health and fundraising for our counselling and peer support services.

"South Lakeland Mind is reliant on volunteers, and fundraising, to continue to provide support to over 400 local people each year, and therefore we’re particularly grateful to all the staff who have worked so hard to organise and deliver events including the Tour de France challenge."

South Lakeland MIND works hard within the local community to improve wellbeing and support anyone with mental health issues.

If you would like to donate online, you can do so on South Lakeland MIND’s Just Giving page at: