“Little Helps for healthier living” partnership: British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Diabetes UK and Tesco partner to help tackle the biggest health challenges

“Little Helps for healthier living” partnership: British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Diabetes UK and Tesco partner to help tackle the biggest health challenges

 

Welwyn Garden City, UK, 2018-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Three of the UK’s leading health charities have today come together with the UK’s leading food retailer to help tackle the nation’s biggest health challenges.

The partnership, “Little Helps for healthier living”, will bring together the skills and expertise of the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Diabetes UK and Tesco to help lower the risk of heart and circulatory disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes.

Over the next five years, the four organisations will work together to help Tesco’s 300,000 UK colleagues and millions of UK shoppers by removing barriers to healthier habits. Since 2015, Tesco shopping baskets have got healthier each year, and the new partnership will aim to speed up this progress with Little Helps that make a lasting difference to Britain’s shopping baskets.

A key starting point for this work will be to establish the UK’s leading workplace health programme, helping Tesco colleagues to be at their best at work and at home. The workplace health programme will build on a series of steps taken by Tesco over the last 12 months, including healthy deals and discounts, free health checks, and a growing focus on supporting the mental health of colleagues.

The four organisations have pledged to share the findings from their work across the wider UK health community to help accelerate progress towards national and international public health goals. The aim is to bring about a measurable improvement to the health of the nation, by developing Little Helps that make a healthy difference to shopping baskets all over Britain.

Speaking ahead of the launch of the new partnership, Dave Lewis, Chief Executive of Tesco, said:

“I’m really excited by what we’re announcing today. This is a unique partnership, which will bring together the skills and expertise of the UK’s leading health charities and the UK’s leading food retailer to help tackle the biggest health challenges facing the nation.

Together with the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, and Diabetes UK, we want to help people take small steps on their own terms to develop healthier habits. It’s about unlocking the energy, expertise and reach of our different organisations to develop little helps that make healthy differences across the whole country.”

Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation, said:

“This unique partnership has the potential to significantly lower the risk of some of the UK’s deadliest diseases. Working together, we can create initiatives that inspire people to take steps to change their behaviour. Measuring the impact of these initiatives could also pave the way for new and innovative strategies for empowering staff and communities to take control of their health in ways that can be adopted across the country.”

Sir Harpal Kumar, Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK, said:

“This is a landmark moment in our relationship with Tesco, which has already run for an incredible 16 years. This new partnership has the potential to transform the health of millions of people. We’re excited about the opportunity to engage Tesco colleagues and customers across the UK to increase awareness of cancer and encourage simple lifestyle changes that can help lower their risk of the disease.

The partnership builds on the success of Tesco’s longstanding commitment to Race for Life, which has already encouraged millions of women to get active across the country.”

Chris Askew, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, said:

“This powerful new partnership has the potential to meet, head on, some of the biggest health challenges facing people living in the UK today.

Today is an exciting day: Together, we’ll be able to reach the millions of people at risk of Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, and help them make positive changes to their health in a way we’d never have been able to do working alone.”

Over the next five years, the new partnership will help to encourage and support sustainable, measurable changes in behaviour, through a series of targeted activities and campaigns aimed at reducing the risk of heart and circulatory disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes. These will include:

  • Developing the UK’s leading workplace health programme for Tesco’s 300,000 UK colleagues
  • Aligning communication campaigns in store and online with national health campaigns;
  • Training Tesco pharmacists to help them better support customers in the prevention and management of heart and circulatory disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes;
  • Sharing anonymised sales information to help develop insight on health policy and public health programmes;
  • Fundraising for more health research – innovative and engaging fundraising initiatives that help customers and colleagues raise money for the three charities.

Notes to Editors:

The British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and Diabetes UK are three of the UK’s leading health charities. More details on each organisation can be found here:

www.bhf.org.uk

www.cancerresearchuk.org

www.diabetes.org.uk

Tesco plc is the largest retailer in the UK. More details on our business and our approach to corporate responsibility can be found here:

www.tescoplc.com/little-helps-plan

We are a team of over 450,000 colleagues dedicated to serving shoppers a little better every day.

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Tesco raised funds for Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation during Land’s End to John O’Groats charity walk

Thousands of Tesco colleagues have walked in relay from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise funds for Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation

Welwyn Garden City, UK, 2017-Oct-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco colleagues from across the UK have completed their epic charity walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

The massive month long event was put together to raise funds for Tesco’s National Charity Partnership with Diabetes UK (DUK) and the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The route was unique to Tesco and specifically designed to take in as many stores and distribution centres as possible. It passed 150 stores along the way.

More than 4,000 Tesco colleagues from stores, offices and distribution centres across the UK all took part, with the route broken down into 51 ‘legs’ of 5km, 10km, 25km and 50km. Separate walks also took place in Wales and Northern Ireland. Overall the walk is expected to have raised more than £1 million.

As well as Tesco colleagues from all parts of the business, Olympic Gold Medallist Greg Rutherford joined walkers for their head office leg in Welwyn Garden City, alongside Tesco UK CEO Matt Davies.

Tesco UK CEO, Matt Davies said: “I couldn’t be more proud of colleagues from across the UK who have joined this fantastic event and raised important funds for our National Charity Partnership. I have loved joining colleagues at a number of walks and hearing the stories of others as the walk has made its way from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

“Over the last few years we’ve managed to raise an incredible £21m for our National Charity Partnership and this event has again demonstrated our commitment and the wonderful spirit of Tesco colleagues in going the extra mile for these fantastic causes.”

Chris Askew, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, said: “Huge congratulations to all Tesco colleagues for completing their epic challenge and raising such an incredible amount of money for our partnership. Type 2 diabetes is a serious and potentially devastating condition; it can double your risk of heart and circulatory disease and lead to other complications such as sight loss and nerve damage, but the majority of cases are preventable. Thanks to Tesco’s support and fundraising, our National Charity Partnership is able to continue its vital work in preventing as many future cases of Type 2 diabetes and heart and circulatory disease as possible – two of the biggest health threats in the UK today.”

Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation, said: “People living with diabetes are 2-3 times more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke and this figure is set to increase as the population ages and levels of obesity rise. There is an urgent need for more research to better understand, treat and prevent heart disease, and money raised through our National Charity Partnership will help us deliver those breakthroughs. At the same time, we are providing practical support to help families reduce their risk of developing these conditions. We simply could not do this without the commitment of every single Tesco colleague and are immensely grateful for their support.”

Money raised for Tesco’s National Charity Partnership is helping to fund the vital and ongoing work of Diabetes UK and the BHF. It is also funding a series of online and community-based initiatives to help people make small, positive changes to their lifestyle to boost their health and reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes and heart and circulatory disease. So far, the partnership has reached more than 17 million people with its healthy lifestyle messages, helped around one million people get more active and supported thousands of families to enjoy nutritious meals made from scratch.

You can find out more about Tesco’s Great Walk at thegreattescowalk.com and about their National Charity Partnership at tescocharitypartnership.org.uk.
#TheGreatTescoWalk

Notes to editors:

• Tesco is committed to helping its colleagues, customers and communities live healthier lives.
• In 2016, Tesco was the first retailer to launch the Free Fruit for Kids initiative in the UK, which offers free fruit to children in store while their parents shop. The initiative is now available in more than 800 stores nationwide. In January 2015, Tesco was the first major retailer to remove sweets and chocolate from checkouts across all its stores.

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Tesco’s ‘Free Fruit for Kids’ initiative provided 20 million pieces of fruit since its launch in July last year

Tesco’s ‘Free Fruit for Kids’ initiative provided 20 million pieces of fruit since its launch in July last year

Tesco’s ground-breaking ‘Free Fruit for Kids’ initiative has proved a real hit with children and parents, after the retailer revealed it has given out 20 million pieces of free fruit since its launch in July last year.

CHESHUNT, England, 2017-May-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The scheme, which was the brain child of Customer Assistant Maria Simpson, launched last summer in over 800 stores across the UK and has seen kids enjoy over six and a half million apples, eight million bananas and five and half million oranges so far.

New research by Tesco and Mumsnet has highlighted the positive effect the initiative has had, with a third of participating parents saying their children have eaten more fruit thanks to the scheme.

The research, which surveyed over 1,400 Mumsnet users with at least one child also found three quarters of participating parents feel the initiative has made their shopping trip easier, with nine out of ten parents saying they feel more positive towards Tesco as a result.

The ‘Free Fruit for Kids’ initiative is just one of the ways Tesco is helping customers make healthier choices.

Earlier this month, Tesco launched its ‘Little Helps to Healthier Living’ campaign, including lower prices on hundreds of products, such as fruit and vegetables, and helpful ‘little swaps’, many of which contain lower levels of salt, fat and sugar than the standard alternative.

Matt Davies Tesco UK CEO said,

“As the UK’s largest green grocer, and with millions of customers shopping with us every week, we have a unique opportunity to help them live healthier lives.

“Our Free Fruit for Kids initiative plays a really important role in this, helping to create healthy eating habits that will stay with children as they grow up. We’re incredibly proud that kids across the UK have already been able to enjoy more than 20 million pieces of free fruit so far”

Justine Roberts, Mumsnet CEO and Founder said,

“Small things – like encouraging healthy eating – can occupy a lot of headspace for parents. Helping children towards their five-a-day while at the same time making the weekly shop less stressful is a thoughtful move from Tesco and one that Mumsnet users have given an unequivocal thumbs up to.

Notes to editors:

  • Tesco’s Free Fruit for Kids initiative is part of its continued commitment to making it easier for customers and colleagues to live more healthily. It has already removed over 8,000 tonnes of sugar, fat and salt across a range of 2,000 products including breakfast cereals, yoghurts, and ready meals through the ongoing reformulation of its own label products.
  • Tesco was the first major supermarket to comply with the UK government’s sugar levy across all its own label soft drinks. In 2014, Tesco committed to removing sweets and chocolates off its checkouts, in all its stores. In 2015 Tesco announced that all the children’s lunchbox-sized soft drinks it sells would have no added sugar in them.
  • Tesco is working with its three health charity partners, the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and Diabetes UK throughout their health campaign. In May, Tesco colleagues are aiming to move a million miles to support these charities, in the Tesco Million Mile Challenge. Tesco will match each mile with £1, up to a total donation of £1 million.
  • Tesco is also be offering customers free diabetes risk assessments and blood pressure check-ups in 375 Tesco pharmacies, and will be supporting 330 Race for Life events across the UK in partnership with Cancer Research UK.
  • Tesco has also increased the number of healthier options at Tesco Cafés, making it easier for customers to have an affordable, healthier meal while shopping in store.
  • Referenced research is based on an online survey with 1,440 Mumsnet users between 28 April and 8 May 2017.

About Mumsnet

  • Mumsnet is the UK’s largest network for parents, with over 10.5 million unique visitors per month clocking up over 100 million page views. It has 170 local sites and a network of 10,000 bloggers and vloggers. It regularly campaigns on issues including support for families of children with special educational needs, improvements in miscarriage care and freedom of speech on the internet.
  • A new survey published today by Tesco, reveals that a third of participating parents believe their kids have eaten more fruit as a result of the Tesco Free Fruit initiative.
  • The survey, carried out with over 1,400 Mumsnet users with at least one child, also found that three quarters of participating parents feel it has made the shopping trip easier, with nine out of ten parents saying they feel more positive towards Tesco as a result.
  • Referenced research is based on an online survey with 1,440 Mumsnet users who had at least one child, between 28 April and 8 May 2017.

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Tesco data shows Monday is consistently the healthiest shopping day of the week

Cheshunt, England, 2015-2-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Despite the fact that, for most of us, the shelf life of our New Year’s resolutions has already passed, analysis of Tesco data shows we attempt to renew our resolve on a regular basis with ‘new week resolutions’, which also fail to stick.

The data, revealing that Monday is consistently the healthiest shopping day of the week, has been released by the new Charity Partnership formed between the British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK and Tesco.

On Mondays, shoppers start off with the best of intentions and are more likely to buy healthier products like fruit and vegetables, prepared fruit, bananas and dried fruit.

Later in the week people are much more likely to load up on unhealthy treats like crisps, cakes, desserts and sweets. Wednesday and Thursday, according to the data, are on average the least healthy shopping days of the week.

One of the key aims of the new Charity Partnership is to encourage people to make small permanent changes to their lifestyle – which are more achievable long term – rather than these weekly resolutions which are easily broken. If you eat a healthy diet and keep your weight in check, you’ll be less likely to develop cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes.

To help to make these changes permanent, the Charity Partnership has launched two “10 Minutes to Change Your Life” guides which are designed to help people make small changes to their daily routine that can make a big difference their health.

Tesco are also offering 40,000 free health checks at in their in-store pharmacies until March 9 to help people kick start this new healthy living plan.

Jenna Hall, Programme Director of the Tesco National Charity Partnership said:

”This data shows that every week people have the best of intentions when it comes to making healthier shopping choices, but find it hard to sustain as the week goes on due to the pressures of modern living.

“The Charity Partnership wants to make it easier for people to make little changes to improve their health which they are more likely to stick to long term rather than starting from scratch every week. So, we’re challenging people to take 10 minutes every day to make small changes so they’ll be less likely to develop cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes.”

Josh Hardie, Corporate Responsibility Director for Tesco said:

“We need to make it easy for our customers to make small changes to the way they shop every day and not just at the beginning of the week. Our customers want us to help them lead healthier lives, and that’s why we have removed sweets and chocolates from checkouts at all our stores and we have removed billions of calories from our ranges by changing the recipes to reduce their sugar, salt and fat content. We want to do everything we can to help our customers make healthier choices at Tesco.”

The Charity Partnership will use data from a wide range of sources –including Tesco – to inform initiatives that will help us all better understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle. These initiatives will be funded over the next three years with money raised by the partnership, which aims to collect £30 million and has the ultimate ambition to make a positive change to the health of the nation.

The two guides, “10 Minutes to Change Your Life”, focus on tips on how people can make small lifestyle changes that will go on to make a big difference to their health. Tips include how to eat a healthier diet and how to fit exercise into a busy lifestyle. The guides are available to download for free from www.tescocharitypartnership.org.uk.

Tesco is also offering a free Health Check for 40,000 shoppers at Tesco pharmacies around the country until 9 March 2015. The Health Check takes about 30 minutes and involves checking your BMI (body mass index), blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose levels. It will help give customers an idea of how healthy they are and whether they need to start thinking about adopting a few healthier lifestyle habits.

At the start of the year Tesco removed sweets and chocolates from checkouts at all stores and replaced them with healthier products, to help customers to lead healthier lives by reducing the temptation to throw some unhealthy snacks in the basket at the end of a shopping trip. It will hopefully also reduce pester power which will be a big incentive for young families to shop more healthily , as according to Tesco data this group tend to have the least healthy shopping baskets compared to other groups.

Notes to editors:

About the National Charity Partnership:

  • Tesco, Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation are working together to help change the nation’s health for the better.
  • There are 3.5 million people in the UK living with Type 2 diabetes and 11.5 million people at high risk of developing it. There are also 7 million people living with cardiovascular disease and another 1.9 million at serious risk.
  • The partnership aims to help people to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes, both of which are largely preventable through healthy lifestyle choices and particularly through losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight.
  • The partnership aims to raise £30 million over three years, which will be split equally between Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation
  • The funds will provide help for people to reduce their risk of both conditions, and in doing so, give people across the UK a greater chance of a healthier and longer life.
  • For more information about the partnership visit www.tescocharitypartnership.org.uk

About Diabetes UK:

  • Diabetes UK is the leading UK charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of all people affected by and at risk of diabetes.
  • Diabetes is a condition where there is too much glucose in the blood because the body cannot use it properly.   If not managed well, both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes can lead to devastating complications.
  • For more information on all aspects of diabetes and access to Diabetes UK activities and services, visit www.diabetes.org.uk

About The British Heart Foundation:

  • The British Heart Foundation is the UK’s number one heart charity. Cardiovascular disease kills around one in four people in the UK but we are leading the fight against it. Our pioneering research has helped to transform the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions. But so many people still need our help. Join our fight for every heartbeat.
  • Damage to the heart and blood vessels is collectively known as cardiovascular disease. The term cardiovascular disease includes coronary heart disease, stroke and all other diseases of the heart and circulation
  •  For more information visit bhf.org.uk.

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Diabetes UK, The British Heart Foundation and Tesco research: two-thirds of people do not know how many calories the average person needs to maintain a healthy weight

Cheshunt, England, 2015-1-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Almost two-thirds of people do not know how many calories the average person needs to maintain a healthy weight, according to new research commissioned by Diabetes UK, The British Heart Foundation and Tesco.

The YouGov survey of 2,025 people, commissioned to mark the launch of a new partnership between the three organisations that aims to improve the health of the nation, found that:

  • Just 35% of respondents knew the average man needs to consume 2,500 calories a day to maintain a healthy weight;
  • Only slightly more, 37%, could pinpoint 2,000 calories as the equivalent for women.
  • Awareness is even lower among older people, with just a quarter of those aged 55 and over knowing this.  (26 per cent knowing it for women, and 23% for men).

Energy balance – the balance between the number of calories you consume and use – is the cornerstone of weight management. But with 62% of UK adults currently overweight, [1] this confusion over the amount of calories we are eating and our lack of physical activity seen here highlights a need to focus on this basic principle.

The case for this is strengthened by further results from the survey, which asked respondents to identify the calorie content of some of the most popular meal choices [2] and day-to-day food items. For each item or meal, respondents answered how many calories they believe it to contain, the following shows the per cent that correctly identified the number of calories:

  • One in three (33%) underestimated the calories in half a pint of semi skimmed milk (136 Kcals)
  • 39% underestimated the calorie content of a meal of chicken tikka masala with rice, one of the most popular UK dishes (800 Kcals)
  • 40% also underestimate the calories in the office workers’ favourite medium latte and blueberry muffin (620 Kcals)

A further concern raised by the research relates to physical activity, described as any activity at least as strenuous as a brisk walk. Almost half of us (49%) do less than the minimum recommended amount of 150 minutes per week, and 11% of people say they do not do any at all.

The British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK and Tesco are highlighting the results, to drive awareness that failure to understand how many calories are consumed could lead to weight gain. They believe this lack of understanding is one of the factors fuelling the high obesity rate in the UK, which in turn is leading to the high rate of cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and other chronic health conditions.

Over the next three years, the three organisations aim to raise £30 million, to be spent on a series of initiatives that will help people better understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle, with the ultimate ambition to make a positive change to the health of the nation.

As one of the first activities of the partnership, Tesco stores around the country are offering free health checks for 40,000 individuals this January. This includes a blood pressure check, a cholesterol test, a Type 2 diabetes test and a BMI (weight) check and takes about 20 minutes.

Barbara Young, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, said:

“It is worrying that most of us don’t understand how many calories we are consuming as a nation but also what a healthy calorie intake looks like. This lack of awareness is one of the root causes of the high obesity levels that are, in turn, driving the soaring rate of Type 2 diabetes, as well as cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions.

“We need to take urgent action to help the public understand what a healthy diet looks like and this, together with wider changes to society to make healthy choices easier, can make a big difference in turning back the rising tide of obesity. This is why we are delighted to be launching this new partnership because, by combining the expertise of the two charities with the reach and scale of Tesco, we are confident we can make a really big difference.”

Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation said:

“These figures are deeply concerning and highlight our confusion about calories.  Eating too much of any food increases the chances of becoming obese, a risk factor for coronary heart disease, which is the UK’s single biggest killer. We all must pay more notice to what and how much we are eating and drinking to maintain a healthy weight and heart.

“Half of us aren’t doing enough physical activity and this makes the situation much, much worse.

“Eating a balanced, healthy diet and doing regular physical activity are really important in reducing risk of becoming overweight and developing heart disease.”

Greg Sage, Community Director for Tesco said:

“Our customers tell us they want us to help them lead healthier lives, and today marks the start of a ground-breaking new partnership that will make a real difference to millions of lives right across the country. We’ve set an ambitious target of raising at least £30 million, which will be spent on a wide variety of projects over the next three years to reduce people’s risk of developing heart disease and Type 2 diabetes by eating healthier and better.”

To get one of the free health checks, go to any Tesco pharmacy during January. For more details visitwww.tescocharitypartnership.org.uk

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[1] British Heart Foundation UK estimate using latest health surveys

[2] McCance and Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods (7th Summary edition), 2014 Public Health England

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Tesco, Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation join forces to raise millions of pounds to promote healthy living

Cheshunt, England, 2014-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Millions of people are set to benefit from a ground-breaking new partnership between the UK’s leading retailer and two of the country’s biggest charities.

Tesco, Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation have confirmed that they will join forces from early next year. The trio’s charity partnership – the first of its kind – aims to raise millions of pounds to promote healthy living.

In the UK today, there are seven million people living with cardiovascular disease. 3.5 million people are living with Type 2 diabetes, with a further 11.5 million at high risk of developing this condition.

The partnership aims to reduce the risk of both conditions by focusing on ways to encourage healthy eating and healthy cooking habits, including making it easier to choose foods lower in sugar, saturated fats and salt. The ultimate ambition for the partnership is to be a force for positive change in the health of the nation.

It will launch in early 2015 and will see Tesco, its customers, colleagues and suppliers aim to raise millions of pounds for the two charities.

Barbara Young, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, said: “We are delighted to be part of this first-of-a-kind partnership, which is committed to improving the nation’s health and helping prevent Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

“We have already been working with Tesco over the last 18 months and have seen the phenomenal efforts of Tesco staff and customers in raising millions of pounds that have made a real difference to the lives of people with diabetes or who are at risk of developing it. It is really exciting to be continuing working with them and our new partner, the British Heart Foundation, to make a real impact on reducing the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Every year 24,000 people with diabetes die tragically young and many endure amputations, blindness and kidney failure. This innovative partnership with Tesco’s reach and focus on food and the combined expertise of the two charities backed up by real resources is an important contribution to helping families across the UK.”

Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation said: “We’re thrilled to be entering into a partnership with Tesco, the UK’s largest retailer, and Diabetes UK, another leading national health charity. We know that eating a healthy, balanced diet and increasing levels of physical activity can cut your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. This ground-breaking partnership is a fantastic way to get healthy lifestyle messages to millions of people across the UK.

“The sad truth is that cardiovascular disease claims the lives of over four hundred people every day. Thanks to the generosity of Tesco and its customers we will be able to continue our fight for every heartbeat, and set a new benchmark for strategic partnerships between businesses and charities.”

Greg Sage, Community Director at Tesco, said: “We’re delighted to be part of this charity partnership – the first of its kind in the UK.  It’s great to be working with Diabetes UK again, and to be building a new partnership with the British Heart Foundation. We have enormous respect for the work they do, and want to help them do more.  Using our collective scale and expertise, we’re going to make a real and positive difference to millions of customers’ lives.  Over the next few months we’ll be working on the details of exactly how we’ll do that, so watch this space.”

Notes to editors

  • Last year Tesco announced a commitment to help customers and colleagues live healthier lives.  This partnership is part of the work Tesco is doing to meet that commitment, alongside The Tesco Eat Happy Project, which teaches children about the food they eat, sponsorship of Race for Life and the removal of sweets from all Tesco checkouts in January 2015. In the past year, Tesco customers and colleagues have raised £13m for Diabetes UK.

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01992 644645

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