Store staff tread carefully in aid of charity

Pudsey Bear and friends at B&Q in Leven (picture by George McLuskie)
Pudsey Bear and friends at B&Q in Leven (picture by George McLuskie)

Staff at Leven’s B&Q superstore walked the walk on Saturday for Children in Need – but they took very, very cautious steps.

Around a dozen employees took part in a sponsored glass walk, assisted by Soulfire, a motivational company which specialises in high impact, confidence- building pursuits such as fire walks, treading across glass, and more.

A suitcase full of broken glass was carefully arranged and the staff trained on how to walk across it without cutting themselves.

To looks of amazement from some shoppers, they stepped gingerly along the jagged path, taking a couple of minutes each – with some even having two or three goes.

They raised around £1000 on the day, which also featured a High Street collection with Pudsey Bear, while the total is expected to be doubled through further donations and sponsorship collections, during a record £32 million weekend success for Children In Need.

B&Q’s Susan Nicoll said it the Leven staff were likely to enlist Soulfire’s help again next year – this time for a fire walk.