Tesco steps up to support Diabetes UK

Tesco's Judith Spolander and Eileen Keefe
Tesco's Judith Spolander and Eileen Keefe

Supermarket staff in Skegness climbed the equivalent of Mount Everest during a sponsored ‘stepathon’ in aid of Diabetes UK last week.

The Tesco workers notched up an impressive 90,000 steps, raising £136 for the charity through donations on the day.

Customer assistant Eileen Keefe said many of the staff were ‘puffing and panting’ by the end of their turn but enjoyed it nonetheless.

“The customers enjoyed it as well and I think they appreciated the effort,” she added.

The Richmond Drive store has this year raised around £1,600 for Diabetes UK - Tesco’s chosen charity of the year.

“It affects a lot of people through either type one or type two, so it’s a worthwhile cause to support,” said Eileen.

“We are also promoting healthy living in store by trying to encourage people to eat more fruit and vegetables - although a little of what you fancy still does you good.”

The next fundraiser will be a table top sale in store on Friday, July 19 - the last of which raised £450.