Walk­ing chal­lenge for Tesco em­ploy­ees

Hinckley Times - - LETTERS -

TESCO work­ers will be walk­ing across Hinck­ley as part of the su­per­mar­ket’s Land’s End to John O’Groats chal­lenge.

Staff are walk­ing the length of Great Bri­tain to raise funds for their na­tional char­ity part­ner­ship with Di­a­betes UK and the Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion.

Some 80 col­leagues will don their walk­ing boots for the lat­est leg of the walk, strid­ing anything from five to 50 kilo­me­tres.

The part­ner­ship be­gan al­most 30 years ago, when six Tesco col­leagues de­cided to walk the route.

Ash­ley Baker, store man­ager at Tesco on Sta­tion Road, said: “I’m de­lighted to be join­ing my col­leagues across the coun­try on the Great Tesco Walk.

“Over the last few years we’ve man­aged to raise £21m for our Na­tional Char­ity Part­ner­ship, which is help­ing to pre­vent the oc­cur­rence of Type 2 di­a­betes and heart and cir­cu­la­tory dis­ease.

“We’re proud of that achieve­ment and I think this epic un­der­tak­ing is a fit­ting way to go that ex­tra mile to cel­e­brate the con­tri­bu­tion we’ve made.”

Some 1.2 mil­lion peo­ple in the re­gion live with di­a­betes or heart and cir­cu­la­tory dis­ease, con­di­tions which the walk seeks to raise aware­ness of.

The route through Hinck­ley starts at Tesco su­per­store Daven­try and ends at Hinck­ley su­per­store, on Septem­ber 16.

Find out more on The Great Tesco Walk and Tesco Char­ity Part­ner­ship web­sites.

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