CREWE stores joined forces to complete a gruelling triathlon for St Luke’s Hospice.

25 employees from M&S Crewe, M&S Crewe Grand Junction and M&S Nantwich swam, cycled and ran last weekend to raise funds for the local hospice, which is their chosen charity of the year.

The team began their challenge at Nantwich Swimming Pool, swimming 13 lengths, before jumping on their bikes and cycling 10K to the Crewe Grand Junction store.

The teams then ran 2.5K, reaching the finishing line at M&S Crewe.

Owen Dyde, Crewe store manager, said: “Each year we commit to working with a local cause for the good of the immediate community and this year we have joined forces with our neighbouring stores to support St. Luke’s Hospice.

“All our staff were really keen to choose a local charity that meant something to both employees and people in the area so the hospice felt like a natural choice.

“We wanted to start our fundraising efforts with a big event, involving staff from all three stores.

“The triathlon really did put us to the test but it was great fun and all in the name of a very worthy cause.”