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Tesco partnership yields £10m for Diabetes UK in first year

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The first year of the partnership between Tesco and Diabetes UK has resulted in £10 million being raised for the charity. The final total will be higher because the partnership will continue this year, with Tesco staff, suppliers and customers raising further funds.Last Tesco announced it had raised £11.5 million in one year for Cancer Research UK.The funds raised so far have been invested in Diabetes UK’s biggest ever research programme, into developing a vaccine for Type 1 diabetes; extending the hours of Diabates UK Careline; the largest advertising campaign to encourage people to check their risk of Type 2 diabetes; and distributing 1 million information leaflets and booklets about Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in Tesco stores,The remarkable total was raised in various ways, including staff putting on fundraising events in stores, distribution centres and offices around the UK; suppliers running promotions; and a three-day charity collection in which more than 7,500 people volunteered and which raised over £380,000.Rosemary Conley came along to the Diabetes UK roadshow on Wednesday, 12th June. She is pictured with Cash officer – Sarah Courtney and Tesco Express Store Manager – Paul SarkisTop fundraising storesThe most successful fundraising Tesco store was Tesco Dundee Kingsway Extra which has raised over £19,500 to date, closely followed by the Tesco York Tadcaster Road Extra with £19,100.Keith Davis, store manager at  Tesco Dundee Kingsway Extra, said:“We are delighted to be named the top fundraising store in the UK for our partnership with Diabetes UK. Our colleagues have worked hard over the last year to raise over £19,000. They have ‘Cycled to Lapland’, baked cakes, held table sales, dressed up and dressed down and I personally have cycled from Glasgow to Edinburgh to help raise more money”.Barbara Young, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, said:“Throughout the last year, I have been consistently amazed and humbled by the way Tesco colleagues, customers and suppliers have raised so much money for what is a hugely important cause.“As well as wanting to take the chance to thank them all, I also want to welcome their decision to extend the partnership. This is a really exciting development that will mean that, working together, we can fund even more research and give more people the information and support they need to have the best possible chance of a long and healthy life.”  50 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Tescocenter_img Howard Lake | 3 March 2014 | News Advertisement Tesco partnership yields £10m for Diabetes UK in first yearlast_img

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