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Tesco Colleagues in Manchester adopt sporting tactics to fundraise

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

Earlier this month Tesco Colleagues from Manchester completed a charity fun run. In the true sporting style of fundraising, they ran between the Etihad Stadium and Old Trafford to raise funds for the National Charity Partnership between Tesco, Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation (BHF). This week, it has been announced that the group raised more than £1,200. 

The fundraising event, for Diabetes UK and the BHF, involved 12 colleagues from the Phone and Tech shops within Tesco taking on a fun run between the homes of Manchester’s rival football clubs. 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, Partnership Fundraising Manager for North West said: “Thank you so much to everyone who supported Tesco Colleagues on their completion of the Manchester Derby Fun Run. There was some great team spirit on the day and I’m very proud of their sporting efforts. 

“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.