STAFF at Portsmouth’s North Harbour Tesco store are well-known for their charity work.
Now they have taken part in the ongoing battle against cancer, raising money for the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust’s Cancer Centre
To mark World Cancer Day on Saturday, February 18, a full day of fundraising took place in the store, raising a grand total of £265.83.
Ruth Carter, head of nursing for surgery and cancer and lead cancer nurse for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, visited the store on Clement Atlee Way to also receive a £2,000 cheque.
The store also put on a variety of fundraising activities for customers to get involved and support the charity. Children enjoyed having their faces painted and took part in a colouring competition for a voluntary donation.
Tesco store colleagues all got into the spirit of things and donated £1 each, to dress up in fancy dress.
Store manager Paul Cavaliere said: ‘Our fundraising day was absolutely fantastic. Customers and store colleagues united to raise as much money as possible for the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust’s Cancer Centre.
‘I am delighted to have presented the £2,000 cheque to Ruth. We understand how important their work is in Portsmouth so we are really glad that we are able to support them.
‘I am also very proud of my store team and the customers – it has been their contribution and community spirit that really made the day so fantastic.’
Ruth Carter added: ‘The fundraising day really brought the community together, and we are very grateful to the store and its customers who have all united for our Cancer Centre.’
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