Perseverance and pedal power are a must for Barker and Stonehouse’s Nottingham staff this Friday, who will be fundraising for Red Nose Day by completing an eight hour in-store spinathon.

The event will see each of the store’s 10 staff put on a Red Nose, take up the seat of a stationary bike and pedal for as long as they can to raise money for the national campaign.

Customers, colleagues, friends and family are all being encouraged to support the team, or their favourite staff member, with the hope of generating £1,000 for the worthwhile cause.

Store manager, Imran Tai, said: “Red Nose Day does such a great job of raising funds and awareness for those less fortunate throughout the country and around the world.

“We’re proud to be able to do our part to help the charity, in any way possible.  We also thought our customers would have a laugh seeing our red faces, to match our red noses, as we pretend that we’re racing the Tour de France! It’ll be tough, but it’s all worth it.”

Red Nose Day is a UK-wide fundraising event organised by Comic Relief every two years, which aims to make a difference to the lives of people across Africa and the UK who are facing terrible injustice or living in desperate poverty.

The spinathon will take place on March 15 at the Nottingham Barker and Stonehouse store from 10am – 6pm.

To donate to the cause visit the official sponsorship page http://my.rednoseday.com/sponsor/spinchallenge or call the store on 0115 904 0770.