Thousands of Tesco colleagues have now walked over half the length of the UK to raise funds and awareness for health charities Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) – with hundreds of thousands of pounds already raised.
Continuing its commitment to helping customers and colleagues live healthier lives, The Great Tesco Walk – a month-long trek between Land’s End and John O’Groats – is supporting Tesco’s National Charity Partnership with Diabetes UK and the BHF.
The funds will add to the £21 million already raised since the partnership began in 2015, going towards projects to help prevent Type 2 diabetes and heart and circulatory disease.
So far, more than 2,000 Tesco colleagues have walked over 1,200km in two weeks, along with MPs and the charity partners. The walk will reach Scotland on Sunday, crossing the Forth Bridge on 27 September, before finishing in John O’Groats on 5 October.
As Tesco colleagues mark the half way point, stores up and down the country will also get behind the walk this weekend with colleagues walking ‘miles in the aisles’ – with colleagues aiming to reach 50km over the three-day fundraiser. Customers can also continue to round up their bill to the nearest 10p at Tesco until the end of the walk to support the health charities.