Every little helps as staff join Tesco walk

Supermarket staff from the Berwick took part inThe Great Tesco Walk as it passed through north Northumberland.

Friday, 29th September 2017, 10:46 am
Updated Thursday, 28th September 2017, 13:09 pm

Tesco colleagues are walking a 2,400km route from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for charity.

On Sunday, participants completed a 46km walk from Belford to Chirnside.

Joining them on the second half of their walk, on the Berwick to Chirnside leg, was Berwickshire MP John Lamont.

The Great Tesco Walk is seeking to raise money for Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

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Half of the money raised will be spent on projects to support families to make small lifestyle changes, which will make a big difference to their health. The other half will be equally spilt between Diabetes UK and the BHF.

Tesco customers are being asked to make donations at their local store via charity buckets or by rounding up their bill to the nearest 10p.

Mr Lamont said: “I was more than happy to join some of the energetic staff at Tesco on one leg of their charity walk. It was great to see so much work going in to raising money for two really important charities – Diabetes UK and British Heart Foundation.

“After having completed a relatively short stretch of the 2,400km walk, I’m impressed with the effort so many staff are going through to help raise awareness and funds for diabetes and heart disease.”

Dave Lewis, Ggroup CEO at Tesco, said: “It’s incredibly important we do all we can to help our colleagues and customers live healthier lives. Our partnership with Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation has played a significant part in our efforts, helping to inspire more than 17million people to get more active and eat better.”

Chris Askew, chief executive of Diabetes UK, said: “We’re so grateful to everyone taking part in The Great Tesco Walk. Once again, Tesco colleagues are demonstrating the truly great lengths they’ll go to in order to raise money and make a difference.”

Simon Gillespie, chief executive of the British Heart Foundation, added: “Heart and circulatory disease kills one person every three minutes in the UK. Improving the nation’s heart health is absolutely critical.”