On the back of each Hallmark card, eight women – who all work for the supermarket chain – share how their lives, or the lives of those close to them, have been affected by cancer and inspired them to take part in Caner Research UK’s Race for Life, which is a series of events that raise money for research into all 200 types of cancer.
The Tesco staff featured on the cards are Rachel Ann Swannack (Beverley Superstore), Pam Winchurst (Mansfield Chesterfield Road store), Julie Stokes (Dunfermline Firestation Superstore), Elizabeth Reynolds (Exmouth Superstore), Helen Sayer (Sandhurst Superstore) and Donna Amies (Stourport Superstore), Dawn Matthews (Southend store) and Francesca Ashcroft (Head Office, Welwyn Garden City).
Through the sale of these cards, Tesco will donate £20,000 to Cancer Research UK. They are available at around 400 Tesco stores nationwide until Mother’s Day (Sunday March 31). There are 16 card designs available and prices start from £1.50.
Tesco is celebrating 18 years in partnership with Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. In that time, Tesco staff and customers have raised more than £45 million.
Alec Brown, head of community at Tesco, said: “By sharing the stories of these women we hope to support those affected by the disease and also encourage the nation to join the Race for Life.”
Sarah Pickersgill, head of events marketing for Cancer Research UK commented: “We are very grateful to these inspiring women for sharing their moving stories and to everyone at Tesco for all their support. By following their lead, and joining the Race for Life, everyone can make a real difference to people with cancer.”
Laura Washington from Hallmark added: “This is the second year we’ve supported Cancer Research UK with a Mother’s Day card collection exclusive to Tesco, and we are really pleased the range has increased significantly for 2019. The cards are a huge celebration of all the mums and grandmas across the UK, made even more poignant with the inspirational stories from some wonderful women at Tesco.”