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26 Tesco stores in three northern counties raise £15,000

Tesco colleagues from Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria hold cross county raffle to raise funds for  Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation, to help improve the health of the nation

Tesco Colleagues from all 29 stores in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria counties have taken part in a cross-county raffle and raised £15,000 for the National Charity Partnership between Tesco, Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Organised by colleagues from Tesco Batley Extra, the raffle was drawn at the store on Saturday 21 November and prizes were then awarded to the winners from each store at an event in Burnley on Monday 23rd November. 

The final event, for Diabetes UK and the BHF, saw representatives from all 29 stores in attendance. 
A winning prize for each store was awarded, as well as a star prize. Some of these prizes included a week’s holiday to Las Vegas, a week trip to New York, a 40 inch Samsung HD Television and a number of cash prizes. In the build-up to the event, colleagues from all 29 Tesco stores bought thousands of raffle tickets. The money raised will help to fund projects across the UK, which will encourage millions of people to reduce their risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes by leading a healthier lifestyle. 

Natalie Bunyan, National Charity Partnership Fundraising Manager for the North West said: “Thank you so much to everyone who supported this event, especially Tony Bailey, Store Manager, and Laura Bradford, Customer Experience Manager, at Batley Extra who have both helped to organise this spectacular fundraiser, raising £15,000. 

“Heart disease and Type 2 diabetes are both serious conditions that can shorten lives. The money raised by taking on this challenge will help us to provide projects across the UK that will help people to live healthier lifestyles and help to prevent these conditions.  By supporting us you have all played a part in helping people live longer, healthier lives.” 

The three year partnership between Tesco, Diabetes UK and the BHF aims to raise millions of pounds to help save lives through helping millions of people to eat better and get active, reducing their risk of serious ill-health in the future, as well as helping to fund the vital work of the BHF and Diabetes UK across the UK.