Coles fresh produce manager Nick Lotarski getting into the spirit and dressing up for Red Kite Day.
Coles fresh produce manager Nick Lotarski getting into the spirit and dressing up for Red Kite Day. Allan Reinikka Rokacoles

Workers fly into fundraising for Red Kite

NICK Lotarski swapped his work shirt for a cape yesterday and flew into the spirit of Red Kite Day.

The Coles fresh produce manager copped a few confused stares and a couple of whispers as he donned his super hero gear.

Aiming to raise awareness and money for kids living with cancer, the Coles South Rockhampton team held fundraisers on Friday. 

Nick said it was dedicated to supporting Red Kite as it was one of Coles main charities.

"It's something fun to do, something interesting, something to change the day up, put a smile on people's faces," he said.

Support store manager Ian Lewis organised the whole day and said he wanted to encourage everyone to get involved.

"Red Kite is one of the main companies that Coles works with in fundraising so today's actually the national Kite day so we're doing the bake sale, the super hero dress up and the stationary bike ride," he said.

"So the team is aiming to ride from Rocky to Gympie which is our store's region. World Gym has been kind enough to help us out with supplying the bikes today.

"Twenty cents from every single hot cross bun packet that the business sells over the weekend goes to Red Kite as well."

Store manager Sarah was injured and couldn't ride the kilometres yesterday so she sponsored three team members instead.

"I'm sponsoring a couple of team members $5 a kilometre, so we will raise some money that way and get the team involved," she said.

"We're raising awareness as well, a lot of people ask us why we're dressed up today and it gives us an opening to talk about Red Kite."



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