Happy Christmas and good elf to everyone - Tesco staff raise money for health charities

Elf weekend at Tesco Extra, Wisbech. Picture: Steve Williams.

Elf weekend at Tesco Extra, Wisbech. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Staff at Wisbech Tesco got dressed up to take part in the Every Little Elf event to fund raise for Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation.

Staff got into the festive spirit as part of a three year partnership which aims to raise £30 million to encourage people to eat better and get active, as well as funding the vital work of the BHF and Diabetes UK.

In store was an elfie selfie stand, an every little elf challenge for children as well as elf race teams and workshops.

There are currently thousands of people in Wisbech who are at increased risk of developing heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, said a store spokesman.

Having Type 2 diabetes puts people in a greater risk of later developing heart disease.

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Both conditions are interlinked and can be preventable.

To tackle this, half of the money raised through fund raising is split between the two charities, helping to fund their vital and ongoing work.

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A spokesman for the partnership said: “There are currently 3.5 million people in the UK living with Type 2 diabetes and around seven million people living with heart and circulatory disease. A healthy lifestyle can reduce people’s risk of these conditions.”

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