Young athletes' charity project bags them £400 for new equipment

Clayton Harriers' juniors before their bag pack at the Burnley Asda store.
Clayton Harriers' juniors before their bag pack at the Burnley Asda store.
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Young runners swapped sprinting for bag packing to raise funds for new equipment.


Members of Clayton Harriers Juniors, which has runners from Burnley, Pendle and the Ribble Valley, spent a day helping shoppers at the Burnley Asda store.

They helped customers pack their bags and also load their shopping into trollies as part of a project to raise money for new kit and equipment for the summer and autumn cross country season.

And they raised the magnificent total of £397.

The juniors, who are aged seven to 17, train weekly at Blessed Trinity RC College's Spirit of Sport in Burnley.

They compete in a range of events including fell and road running and the group is open to all abilities