Join the fight against heart disease and Type 2 diabetes

21 May 2015        

Volunteers collecting for the Big Collection The Big Collection is back and together with Diabetes UK we are appealing for volunteers to help raise money at their local Tesco supermarket.

The nationwide fundraising event is happening at over 300 stores across the UK on the 13 and 14 June. The money raised at the collection will help to fund projects across the UK which will encourage millions of people to reduce their risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes by leading a healthier lifestyle.

Pioneering partnership

Jenna Hall, Programme Director of the National Charity Partnership, said, “Heart disease and Type 2 diabetes are both serious conditions that can shorten lives. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Through this partnership, we aim to help millions of people reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. And by joining us you can play a part in helping people live longer, healthier lives.

“So many people made an incredible effort earlier this year to help make the first collection such a success. Thousands of people gave generously of their time and money and we would love to welcome them back to help us raise even more at the next collection.”

Earlier this year hundreds of volunteers turned out in Tesco stores across the UK to help us raise around £200,000 for the charity partnership between Diabetes UK, the BHF and Tesco

Come and collect with us

Volunteers can collect for however long suits them, from one hour to a full day. The collection will take place from:

  • 13 June - 09:00 - 18:00
  • 14 June - 10:00 - 16:00

To register your interest, please email [email protected] or phone Michelle Parry on 020 7554 0520.

The three year partnership between Tesco, Diabetes UK and us aims to raise millions of pounds and any time or money you can give will help to save lives through helping millions eat better and get active, reducing the risk of serious ill-health in the future, as well as helping to fund the vital work of the BHF and Diabetes UK across the UK.