Tom at Clevedon Tesco

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By Carol_Deacon | Saturday, December 15, 2012, 14:49

London Marathon runner Tom Sharp was helping the Christmas shoppers pack their grocery bags at Tesco Clevedon on Saturday.

Tom, aged 35, is a graphic designer with Paceprint and has to raise £2,000 in sponsorship to take part in the charity run  around the capital for VICTA - Visually Impaired Children Taking Action.

To read Tom's full story click HERE.

With family and friends lending a hand the customer service stint at the supermarket is one of many ways Tom is raising funds.

Tom is married to teacher Jo, 38, and the couple have three children – Lauren, aged 11, Daisy, seven, and three-year-old Billy.

Tom said: "My target is to raise £2,000 for VICTA - a charity who look after blind and partially sighted children like my boy Billy."

And at the end of the marathon bag packing session Tom added: "Wow!.

"What a day.

"Thank you so much to all my helpers at Tesco,all the staff there for making us feel so welcome and the generous people who contributed."

He collected £572.53 in the buckets.

The London Marathon is on Sunday, April 21.

You can find out more about the work of VICTA by visiting its website by clicking HERE.  

To help Tom and donate click HERE



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    STOP PRESS: Cadbury Garden Centre was a winner at the weekend and Tom added £223 to his total. Tom said: "It was a sterling effort by all the family and a schoolfriend of daughter Lauren. The total is up to £1,400 now - woo hoo." If you would like to support Tom follow the links on the main story.

    By Carol_Deacon at 15:58 on 18/02/13

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