Our National Charity Partnership
At Tesco Mobile, we pride ourselves on our commitment to our National Charity Partnership, a three-year partnership between Diabetes UK, the British Heart Foundation and Tesco. Last year, we raised over £40,000 and this year, we plan on going even further having set our sights on raising more than £100,000.
Started in 2015, Tesco has managed to raise £20 million of a £30 million target through a huge range of activities across all of the Tesco brands.
The 3 Peaks Challenge
We at Tesco Mobile have a fantastic range of events planned this year including our widely anticipated 3 Peaks Challenge. Our South Phone shop Area Managers will kick off the event by completing the tallest mountains in Scotland, England, and Wales within 24 hours: Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, and Snowdon.
Not only this, but our 450 in-store teams, head office, and support centres, will all complete the challenge virtually on stepper machines. They’ll be doing the 26-mile-walk complete with the 9,800 feet ascent on locally sourced machines to help raise money for the cause.
Fundraising week starts today 3rd July
Alongside this we’ll be organising a variety of individual and one-off events from the 3–9 July to help us hit our target. Our teams will be taking on challenges and setting up interactive events to raise money, while inspiring people to eat better and get active to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Why the National Charity Partnership is so important
More than 4 million people are living with Type 2 diabetes in the UK today, and another 12 million are at high risk of developing the condition. In addition to sight loss and nerve damage, those suffering from diabetes are at increased risk of heart and circulatory damage. There are currently an estimated 7 million people currently living with heart and circulatory disease in the UK.
Half the money raised by the National Charity Partnership will be going directly to the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK with the other half being invested in health initiatives. These initiatives will encourage and support people to get active and eat healthily to reduce their risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes through projects such as the Let’s Do This campaign that supports healthy eating and physical activity programmes across the UK.
We hope that by supporting people across the UK to eat healthier and get exercising we will be giving them a greater chance of a healthier and longer life.
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