SAINSBURY’S chief executive Justin King joined colleagues from Hampshire and Berkshire at Charlton Sports Centre last Friday to literally go the extra mile in a fundraising effort for Sport Relief this year.

The team of over 30 colleagues, including customer service team leader Nigel Horne from Andover and general merchandise team leader Fraser Neil from Andover North, took Justin’s Sport Relief Mile Challenge.

Charlton Sports Centre was Justin’s 11th mile location as he embarked on running in regions across the country between Wednesday, 19 and Sunday, 23 March.

This was Justin’s final Sport Relief Mile challenge before he leaves the company in July.

Justin smashed his fundraising target of £70,000 by running 17 regional miles across the UK, raising over £104,000, with money still coming in.

Justin has been a great supporter for Sport Relief, having done four Sport Relief Mile Challenges since 2008.

Justin said: “I’m proud to announce this year marks our biggest fundraising for Sport Relief, raising over £6.5m for the charity.

“I’ve enjoyed every minute – and mile – of it and it was great to run with colleagues from Andover.

“This year also marks the biggest fundraising by our colleagues which shows how committed they are to supporting a great cause.”

Alongside Charlton Sports Centre, Justin also ran in venues across the country, such as Murrayfield in Edinburgh and QPR Football Club in West London.

The challenge ended on Sunday, 23 March when Justin ran, swam and cycled in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.