Tesco pink days raise cash for Cancer Research UK

Tesco ,Kenn Road Clevedon Members of staff fundraising for Race for Life.

Tesco ,Kenn Road Clevedon Members of staff fundraising for Race for Life. - Credit: Archant

Staff at a Clevedon supermarket were among thousands of women who took part in for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

Races were held across the country, including in Weston and Bristol, and lots of women from North Somerset took park.

Staff at Tesco in Clevedon’s Kenn Road held three pink days last week to raise about £1,000 to help men, women and children survive the illness, before a large number of staff took part in the charity run.

Mike Wheatley, store manager, said: “Our team was made up of many members of staff who signed up because we all know someone whose life has been touched by the disease.”

Rachel Carr, head of Race for Life, added: “We are grateful to the ladies from Tesco for signing up for Race for Life.

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“The event is an amazing way to celebrate life but also remember those who have been lost to the disease.

“There are more than 200 cancers and we won’t give up until we find cures for them all.”

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The Race for Life, which has been sponsored by Tesco for 14 years, is a series of 5km and 10km events, which women can walk, jog or run, to raise millions of pounds every year to help fund life-saving research into the disease.

Races have been organised around the country with an aim of recruiting 530,000 women and raising £50million this year.

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