Celebrating Tesco Turns Pink
Tesco have offered our amazing shop volunteers the opportunity to collect in store on Friday 23 April.
Sign up to a Tesco Turns Pink collection near you and tell us which town or city you'd like to collect in.
Marking 20 years in partnership
“Tesco is very proud of our 20 year association and Tesco colleagues love getting behind Tesco Turns Pink and Race for Life. Over the last 20 years more than 390,000 Tesco colleagues and customers have taken part in Race for Life, and every year they raise millions for the charity.”
‘Tesco Turns Pink’ is Tesco’s national annual fundraiser for Cancer Research UK, which usually takes place in stores across the UK each April. However, over the past year, the pandemic has created a unique set of challenging circumstances.
In normal years, this pastel partnership sees thousands of Tesco colleagues and Cancer Research UK volunteers put on their pink outfits to fundraise for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. We hope that this year will be no exception! Supporting fundraising campaigns is a huge part of shop life, something we know many of you are missing right now. Which is why we’re making sure that everyone who’d like to, has the opportunity to support Tesco Turns Pink this April, while ensuring that volunteers' safety is not compromised.
Our shop volunteers have the opportunity to collect in store on Friday 23 April. There’s absolutely no obligation to get involved, but if you want to take part, we would love your support. To get involved, just fill out the form in the blue box above and tell us which town or city you'd like to collect in.
Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive everything you need to get started. We’ve shared some FAQs below if you have questions. The wellbeing of our volunteers is really important to us, so we’ll keep a close eye on the situation and will let you know if things change as a result of the pandemic. In any case, social distancing and other safety precautions will be in place to ensure that fundraising can take place safely.
Read on to hear from a few of the people behind the fundraising...
Turning Llandrindod Wells pink!
“My favourite thing about Tesco Turns Pink Collections is the atmosphere in the store. Quite often we'll have a queue of customers lining up, ready to donate and share their story with us.”
Flame of Hope-nominated and an MBE recipient, Tesco’s Jayne Griffiths has done some extraordinary things to fundraise for Cancer Research UK. She started in 2017 with a ‘Tesco Turns Pink’ collection, in which she convinced 72 of her colleagues to dress in pink to help beat cancer. She has also run a ‘best dressed pink window’ competition to encourage Llandrindod Wells local businesses. And she once handmade over 1,000 pink ribbons to attach to lampposts and railings to shower the town in the Race for Life signature colour.
“To anyone thinking about getting involved in a Tesco Turns Pink collection, I’d say ‘Do it! Get involved! It is incredibly rewarding.’”
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