Tesco shoppers in Forres are encouraged to support fundraising campaigns

Tesco SHOPPERS in Forres are encouraged to support in-store fundraising campaigns for three of the UK’s leading health charities.

Tesco in Forres. Photo: Becky Saunderson

In 2021, the store’s Helping You to Live Healthier campaign raised over £1 million for charity thanks to customers rounding up their store to the nearest pound at self-service checkouts.

As charities continue to grapple with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Forres shoppers are once again invited to participate in the campaign between Monday, January 31 and Sunday, February 13.

The money raised will help Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK continue their vital work to improve and save lives.

Oonagh Turnbull, Head of Health Campaigns at Tesco, said: “The funds raised will continue to support the health of UK communities at such a critical time.

“Our health charity partners rely on donations to continue their advocacy, prevention and research work.”

In addition to funds raised, the campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of making lasting lifestyle changes that can help people reduce their risk of cancer, heart and circulatory disease, and type 2 diabetes. .

Reliable health information and advice will be shared with Tesco customers to enable them to take small steps to improve their health.

The campaign is part of the Health Charity Partnership between Tesco, Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK.

On behalf of the Health Charity Partnership, Caro Evans, Director of Partnerships at Cancer Research UK, said: “We are delighted once again to be partnering with Tesco to raise funds for research and for the vital support that our charities provide.

“Cancer, heart and circulatory disease or diabetes affects almost all of us. Working alongside Tesco, we aim to empower millions of people to make healthier choices that can help reduce their risk of contracting these diseases.

“As always, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Tesco colleagues and customers at Forres for their support.

“With your help, we can continue our work and continue to tackle some of the UK’s biggest health challenges.”

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