Tesco is a long-term supporter of our life-saving research, raising millions to help beat cancer sooner.
They have supported Race for Life for over a decade, with 2018 being their 17th year as Proud Partner of the Race for Life series.
How Tesco helps us raise money
Thanks to Tesco's fantastic colleagues and customers across the UK, since 2002 they have raised £40m to fund our life saving-research. Tesco colleagues have organised thousands of fundraising events including sponsored challenges, sporting events and workplace fundraising activities such as cake sales and head shaves. Tesco have also supported us by selling Race for Life affiliated products, Cancer Research UK merchandise and collecting stock donations for our shops.
In January 2018, we launched a ground-breaking new partnership between Tesco, Cancer Research UK, Diabetes UK and British Heart Foundation. Our five-year partnership will aim to inspire Tesco colleagues and customers to make lasting healthy shopping and lifestyle choices, driving the adoption of healthy habits that could help lower the risk of cancer, Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The partnership will also raise vital funds through colleague and customer fundraising, awareness of the risk factors of the diseases and the importance of prevention and early diagnosis.
We are delighted that Tesco will also continue as Proud Partner of the Race for Life series in 2018 and beyond, working to generate millions of pounds through sponsorship, corporate donations and colleague fundraising.
Thank you from Cancer Research UK
“Cancer Research UK would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Tesco for their outstanding support. Over the years, Tesco’s seemingly endless enthusiasm, energy and passion to get involved and help support important causes like ours has grown from strength to strength. Thank you for helping to bring forward the day that all cancers are cured.”
Harpal Kumar, CEO, Cancer Research UK