Newport Tesco to dance cha-cha for charity

First published in News

TESCO employees across Gwent will be closing their check-outs and taking part in a 'Cha Cha Slide' on Saturday, in aid of Diabetes UK.

All Tesco supermarket stores across Britain will be partaking in the 'Dance for Diabetes' event as they aim to do the worlds largest, simultaneous Cha Cha Slide.

It will take place at 2.30pm and all customers will be encouraged to join in with the famous dance, that will be played over the store tannoy.

Jackie Lewis, 45, works at Tesco in Spytty, Newport, and will be taking part with her colleagues.

“It’s a fun thing to do and all for a good cause,” she said. “It will be happening across every store and hopefully staff and customers can help break a record.

“I think it’s a brilliant idea as it’s so different and anyone walking into the store will see it as a really fun thing.

As well as the simultaneous dance, there will also be other activities taking place in store to help raise money.

Members of “Gemma’s Little Dance Group” will be holding zumba classes in the morning as well as helping people perfect their Cha Cha moves ahead of the dance.

“Funky monkey” will also be there to meet children as well as a magician performing tricks.

Donations raised from the event will go towards the £10 million that Diabetes UK and Tesco are looking to raise to help support those with - and at risk of - diabetes.

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