Tesco staff walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats for health charities

Thousands of Tesco staff are walking to raise funds and awareness for Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation.

The Great Tesco Walk is a month-long trek between Land’s End and John O’Groats to raise funds for the supermarket chain’s partnership with the health charities.

Staff from across the country set off on September 5 and will to walk in relay to October 5, with the aim of adding to the £21 million already raised since the partnership began in 2015.

The route is broken down into 51 ‘legs’ of 5km, 10km, 25km and 50km and has been designed to take in as many Tesco stores and distribution centres as possible. It will pass around 150 stores along the way, including Tesco’s head office in Welwyn Garden City, where walkers will be joined by Olympic gold medallist, Greg Rutherford. Separate walks are due to take place in Wales and Northern Ireland.

Tesco ceo Dave Lewis said: “I’m looking forward to joining colleagues to walk the first leg of the walk from Land’s End to our store in Penzance. It’s a great way to go the extra mile in our fundraising efforts for these brilliant causes.”

Greg added: “I wish everyone taking part the best of luck. It’s a big challenge and really shows the incredible commitment of Tesco colleagues to raise money and awareness for the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK.”

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