Family wins £500 of shopping in trolley dash at Highams Park Tesco

Steve, James and Caroline Hankey with their trolley dash winnings.

Steve, James and Caroline Hankey with their trolley dash winnings.

First published in Waltham Forest East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A FAMILY walked away with £500 worth of shopping after taking part in a fund-raising 'Supermarket Sweep' style trolley dash in Highams Park Tesco.

The Hankey family, of north Chingford, were given three minutes of helping themselves to the store's shelves after winning a raffle in aid of the KNI Foundation.

Mum-of-two Caroline Hankey nominated her son James, 19, to do the dash on her behalf.

She said: "I didn't expect to win but it was so much fun.

"As the site is so big we decided to focus on getting Christmas presents for everyone.

"My son got himself a new TV, we got quite a lot of drink for Christmas, gift cards and things like that. It was fantastic."

She added: "We've been very interested in the KNI Foundation's work helping children, particularly with bereavement, and the work they do is really important."

The Walthamstow-based charity was founded by Dean Ibrahim in memory of his brother Kenny, a popular Chingford man who tragically died in a crash in Thailand in 2009.

Mr Ibrahim said: "This was a fantastic event. We have made one family’s Christmas and also managed to raise £1,700 for our bereavement project.

"The money will go directly to helping children and young people in Waltham Forest who have lost a parent, sibling or close relative.

"Bereavement affects us all in a different ways and it is important for us to provide children with a place they can express themselves, make friends and not become isolated or excluded because of their experiences".

He added: "I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who bought a ticket and took part in the raffle, as well as our volunteers and, of course, Tesco Highams Park for supporting the fund-raiser and allowing us to do it”.

Two runners-up won Tesco vouchers. The event took place on Sunday December 16.

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