Tesco shoppers asked to round up for three worthy causes

Shoppers at Tesco’s Lerwick store will be able to give a boost to three worthy charities later this month.

Folk using the supermarket’s self-scanners will be asked if they want to round up their shop to the nearest £1 between 26th and 28th February.

All the money raised will go directly to three chosen charities – Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK.

Each charity has seen their income hit drastically by the current Covid pandemic, due to the closure of shops and the cancellation of fundraisers.

Tesco’s head of health campaigns Oonagh Turnbull said: “Our customers have always been so generous in helping us support such good causes, and there’s never been a more important time as now to give a little help to power the life-changing work of Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK.”


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  • Charles L. Gallagher

    • February 17th, 2021 17:48

    An excellent idea but could Tesco think about extending it to ‘Online Shopping’ as well? Most of the people who I know that have a ‘Co-op Dividend Card’ have this option available to them. And while Tesco is thinking about it can I ask Tesco to now think again about having a box on the Online Order page whereby we can contribute to Shetland Foodbanks, an idea I put to Tesco’s CEO some two years ago and their response was that they were working on a ‘Software’ update and would look to include it. But along came Covid-19 and Tesco’s had to make many changes to their existing software to cater for the huge increase in demand for Home Deliveries but please don’t forget as many like myself would like to help?


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