Cheers for the community support - Tesco raises almost £16,000 for good causes in nine months

PUBLISHED: 16:57 11 January 2016 | UPDATED: 09:43 12 January 2016

Tesco community champion Kelly Riddell who has raised more than £15,000 since starting in Mrch 2015. Kelly Riddell with Tesco Colleagues, managers and supporters.Picture: Steve Williams

Tesco community champion Kelly Riddell who has raised more than £15,000 since starting in Mrch 2015. Kelly Riddell with Tesco Colleagues, managers and supporters.Picture: Steve Williams

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A superstore is celebrating after raising almost £16,000 for good causes in just nine months.

Tesco community champion Kelly Riddell who has raised more than £15,000 since starting in Mrch 2015. Picture: Steve WilliamsTesco community champion Kelly Riddell who has raised more than £15,000 since starting in Mrch 2015. Picture: Steve Williams

A host of local community groups have been taken under the wing of Tesco with donations totalling £15,969.899.

Money has been given to organisations ranging from March In Bloom, Estover under 16s, the local Poppy Appeal, March Rangers FC and Heron House.

On a national level money has been sent to charities including the Teenage Cancer Trust, Dementia UK and the British Heart Foundation.

Community champion Kelly Riddell, whose role is to organise fund raising for the store, said: “I took on this job in March last year and can’t believe how much has totalled up for all of the charities we promised to help.

“I never thought it would all be such a success. It’s absolutely amazing.

“Some of it is through collections at tills, some by me going out to community events like gala days with prizes and helping to fund raise while there.

“To achieve this total in such a short space of time is really encouraging. Of course big thanks go to customers who generously donate to the charitable causes when we hold events in store.”

If you are a local group and would like to be supported by Tesco email Kelly on 5657@uk.tesco.com or call her on 07933-670242.

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