VIDEO: Sheffield grandson nets £351 of beer and food in Netto trolley dash

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A Sheffield family made a clean sweep at a Sheffield supermarket after winning The Star’s Netto Trolley Dash competition.

Patricia Leigh, aged 75, from Firth Park, said she had ‘never won anything’ before being chosen as the lucky grandmother to take on the challenge.

Trolley dash at Netto, Gareth Leitch taking part in trolley dash on behalf of his Grandma Patricia Leigh

Trolley dash at Netto, Gareth Leitch taking part in trolley dash on behalf of his Grandma Patricia Leigh

She nominated her grandson Gareth Leitch – with strict instructions to hunt down washing powder, soap and coffee – to dash around the aisles of the Wadsley Bridge store in her place.

But Gareth made sure he picked up plenty of meat, beer and champagne during his three-minute dash on Saturday.

The Sheffield Wednesday fan from Chapeltown packed his trolley to the brim with goods worth £351.87.

Gareth said: “It went really well. I got plenty of beer and some champagne.
“It was hard to grab everything, once you start three minutes flies by.”

He added: “I have a 10-month-old daughter so I tried to pick up some baby food.

“I also got cat food for my mum and my nan because they both have cats.

“My nan wanted me to get coffee which I forgot, but Netto were very nice and gave me some.”

The store opened in November and offers everything from fresh fruit and flowers to frozen food and electronics and is open seven days a week, from 8am to 9pm Monday to Saturday.

Store manager Neil Hartley said: “It was really good to see the family come down.

“Netto is a family company so it’s nice when we can help a family do something like this together and Gareth tried to get plenty of items for his family. Netto is popular because it offers great products at a fair price.”

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