Coles, Bi-Lo staff take up trolley challenge
POOR handling, a terrible sense of direction and the uncontrollable shaking on rough ground are just some of the obstacles shoppers must negotiate when dealing with the dreaded shopping trolley.
But for once, rather than causing havoc, mayhem and much cursing, the humble shopping trolley is causing happiness and joy as the 2006 Coles Cares and Bi-Lo Buddies Trolley Challenge rolls into Grafton. The Trolley Challenge will involve nearly 1000 Coles and Bi-Lo employees escorting a specially designed shopping trolley from Maroochydore to Sydney to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Yesterday 15 Coles Grafton employees guided the trolley along the 45km journey from Grafton to Glenreagh.
On Wednesday the trolley arrived in Grafton from Lawrence, pushed by more than 20 Bi-Lo Yamba employees over a two-day trek.
Bi-Lo South Grafton was also involved, with staff from the store bringing the trolley over the bridge into Grafton on Wednesday afternoon.
Now in its third year, the trolley has covered nearly 3000 kilometres around Australia, with staff raising more than $200,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Coles Grafton services manager Dianne Tarrant said the store was rapt to be involved and called on shoppers to donate at their local stores.