Supermarket staff to take a hike in bid to help Prince’s countryside charity

Edwin Booth, chairman of Blackpool-based supermarket chain, Booths
Edwin Booth, chairman of Blackpool-based supermarket chain, Booths
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Store managers on the Fylde will be lacing up their walking boots and embracing the great outdoors in recognition of National Countryside Week.

Booths staff, shoppers and members of the local community will be coming together to take a free stroll as part of the Prince’s Countryside Fund’s Walk a Country Mile campaign, to raise awareness of the importance of the countryside to the UK this week.

Staff at Lytham were today due to set off at 4pm from the the store and go on a guided walk through the town, finishing back at the store around 5pm, where Booths was to provide a BBQ, refreshments and wine and cheese tastings.

The Marton store staff were also due to set off today at 11.30am from the store and take a walk through Marton finishing back there at 12.30pm with picnic tastings and summer drinks.

At the Poulton and Normoss store today, the walkers were meeting at 9am for walk through Poulton before returning to the store around 10am for refreshments.

Staff and customers from the Ansdell store will be setting out on Sunday at 6pm from the store for a walk around Fairhaven Lake and a small picnic.

Edwin Booth, chairman of Booths, is a trustee of the Prince’s Countryside Fund and Booths is a founding member of the charity.

He said: “We are truly privileged to live in such a beautiful place – from Cumbria’s magnificent mountains and lakes to the rugged Bowland Fells and Pennine Hills, the dramatic North York Moors National Park, and stunning coastline. Our countryside produces some of the finest food and drink in the country, and is among the most popular tourism destinations in the world.

“We are proud of our roots and of the inspiring farmers who supply us, that’s why we are inviting our customers and the local community to join us to Walk a Country Mile and raise awareness of the work the Prince’s Countryside Fund does to protect our greatest national asset. There’s no cost to join, just the pledge of your time.”