16th May, 2021

Redditch Tesco staff wear pink to celebrate 20-years with Cancer Research UK

Harry Leach 3rd May, 2021

REDDITCH Tesco staff wore pink last weekend to celebrate 20 years working with Cancer Research UK.

And donation points were set up at the Coldfield Drive store in a bid to raise funds for the charity’s research into all types of cancer.

The supermarket has supported the charity’s Race for Life event – a series of 3k, 5k and 10k events – every year since the partnership began.

Tesco communications manger, David Ford, said: “Race for Life is very close to our hearts and we are so proud of Tesco’s long-standing support.

“Over the last 20 years, more than 360,000 Tesco colleagues and customers have taken part in Race for Life, raising millions for Cancer Research.”

Race for Life events scheduled for spring and early summer have been postponed this year, in a move to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Because of the pandemic, the charity is predicting a staggering £300million drop in income over the next three years.

Michelle Mitchell, Cancer Research UK’s chief executive said: “Though a difficult decision, postponing our events until autumn gives us the best chance of ensuring they can go ahead with all necessary guidelines in place.

“We can’t wait to have everyone reunited on the start line, coming together to help beat cancer.”

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