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Plymouth residents thanked for their generosity in helping raise over £2,000 for Cancer Research

Authored by Mary
Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 01:05

Tesco colleagues across Plymouth have thanked friends and family for their support in helping them raise £2,093 for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

This year, 215 colleagues from stores and distribution centres across Plymouth joined women from all over the UK to take part in this year’s Race for Life events.

Race for Life is a series of women-only 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy events which raises millions of pounds every year for vital research in the fight against cancer.

Since 2002 Tesco has raised over £45m to help fund Cancer Research UK’s vital work. Money raised through Race for Life helps Cancer Research UK to fund long-term research and pioneering trials, leading to new tests and kinder treatments.

Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

Emily Smith, Head of Events and Marketing at Cancer Research UK said: “Every year, we’re staggered by people’s generosity in giving their time and money to this event and we’re grateful to everyone who took part or donated.

“Race for Life brings together thousands of women from across the country and your support will go a long way towards helping us end cancer.” 

Rhodri Evans, West of England Communications Manager at Tesco said: “Cancer touches so many of us and we’re proud to have been the official partner of Race for Life for seventeen years.

“Every year, it is inspiring to see as our colleagues and customers alike go above and beyond for this fantastic cause.”

For more information on Race for Life, visit www.tesco.com/raceforlife