CHEPSTOW’S Tesco has been named the best fundraising supermarket in Wales by a diabetes charity.
Diabetes UK has also said the store is the sixth best fundraising store in the UK. It contributed £14,485 to the £10 million that was raised at Tesco’s 3,146 branches.
Staff at the store held events including a Christmas market and a raffle, over the last year. Two colleagues also shaved their heads in-store and raised £7,000.
Dai Williams, Diabetes UK Cymru’s National Director, said: “We are delighted that the Chepstow store has been so supportive of our charity and has made it one of the biggest fundraisers in the whole of the UK. This is an incredible achievement and a tribute to all their hard work.”
The money raised by Diabetes UK has been invested in developing a type 1 diabetes vaccine, raising public awareness about the disease, supporting newly-diagnosed people and helping 70,000 find out if they are at risk of getting type 2 diabetes.
For more information about the National Charity Partnership between Tesco and Diabetes UK visit diabetes.org.uk/tesco