STAFF at Greenock's Cancer Research shop will pay tribute to customers who have passed away by taking part in a series of charity challenges.

The team at the shop on West Blackhall Street have joined the Stand Up To Cancer campaign and with their big events still to come the kind workers have already raised £1,300.

One staff member is set to go the extra mile by cycling in store from 9am until 5pm on October 26 and 27.

Lynn Russell, assistant manager decided to take on the pedal power challenge to show customers that the staff don’t just work in store but that they care and are there to support them.

She said: “We get to know customers who come into the store really well and recently two were diagnosed with cancer.

“One of them has sadly passed away since and I wanted to do something different in memory of those we have lost.

“I want to show that we really do care and don’t just work in the shop.

“I decided to do the cycle because I wanted people to be able to stop by and see me take on the challenge, I am hopeful that they will chat and keep me going.

“It will be a laugh - I will be dressed up, have my hair up and cover as many miles as I can.”

The shop will have a number of other activities across the two appeal days, including a hula hoop challenge, mini basketball, a lucky dip and a cake sale.

Pin badges will also be on sale and balloons will be handed out.

Although the main events aren’t till later this month the store have already held a few events to kick start their collection, including a garden party.

Store manager Jeanette Watt said: “We always host events in store for Stand Up To Cancer and last year we raised £1,372.

“This year we aim to raise £2,000 but I am confident we will surpass that target.

“The garden party was a great success and we are preparing for the other events later this month.

“Everyone is impacted by cancer and we want to do as much as we can to raise money and fight back.

“We love our jobs and we love fundraising and showing the customers that we really care.

"We'd like to invite people to come along for some fun and help fight cancer.”