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It's a Knockout raises over £8,000

Tesco fundraisers join together with Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to save lives

Tesco Colleagues from across Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria counties raised more than £8,000 during the recent ‘It’s A Knockout’ challenge. They were raising funds for the National Charity Partnership between Tesco, Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

The fundraising event, for Diabetes UK and the BHF, took place on Sunday 13 September 2015 at Batley Bulldog Rugby Stadium, where more than 1,000 people turned up to show their support. 320 Tesco colleagues from a variety of local Tesco stores took on the large inflatables, with many obstacles in their way. The money raised from this event 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, Partnership Fundraising Manager for North West said: “Thank you so much to everyone who supported Tesco Colleagues to complete It’s A Knockout, and raised £8,000. 

“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.