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Tesco shoppers can round up their shop to the nearest £1 to support life-saving charities

Launched this week and continuing to 2nd October, Tesco shoppers can choose to round up their shop to the nearest £1 at self-service tills to help support an in-store fundraising campaign for three of the UK’s leading health charities.

Last year Tesco's ‘Helping you to live healthier’ campaign raised more than £1 million that will help Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK to continue their vital work to improve and save lives.

In addition to the funds being raised, the campaign aims to increase awareness about the importance of making sustainable lifestyle changes that can help people to lower the impact of cancer, heart and circulatory diseases, and diabetes.

Trusted health information and advice will be shared with Tesco customers to empower them to take small steps to help improve their health.

Ronny McFall, Community Champion at Tesco Superstore Ballymena said:

"We are proud of the partnership we have with Cancer Research UK, Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation.

"Our colleagues and customers all know someone who has been diagnosed with one of the conditions for which these charities need money to fund vital research into causes and cures.

"Coming out the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic, with less cash being used, payment by electronic means has become the new norm. To support our customers who want to give to charity, the Round Up at Till is back."

Oonagh Turnbull, Head of Health Campaigns at Tesco, thanked Tesco shoppers for their support, which will make a significant difference to many people’s lives. She added:

“The funds raised will continue to support the health of UK communities at such a critical time. Our health charity partners rely on donations to continue their awareness, prevention and research work.”

The campaign is part of the Health Charity Partnership between Tesco, Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK. It is an ongoing initiative aimed at inspiring and supporting Tesco colleagues, customers and their families to make healthier food choices and live healthier lives.

On behalf of the Health Charity Partnership, Michelle Mitchell, chief executive at Cancer Research UK, commented:

“We’d like to thank everyone who supports the important work we all do through this campaign, and we’re grateful for the generosity of shoppers up and down the country. Campaigns like ‘Helping you to live healthier’ are a great way to raise money, and to encourage people to make healthier choices that lead to healthier lifestyles.

"Every penny raised matters, and we don’t take a single donation for granted.”

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