Supermarket to host a diabetes fundraiser

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A diabetes charity is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to fill the final few spaces at a collection weekend at a Kettering supermarket next month.

The Big Collection is a nationwide fundraising event on behalf of Diabetes UK – and 8,000 volunteers are needed to support the weekend, which is taking place in 600 Tesco stores across the UK on October 4, 5 and 6.

Across the country, the collection weekend is aiming to raise £400,000 to support the three million people living with diabetes in the UK and help find the further 850,000 who remain undiagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

Pete Shorrick, Diabetes UK Regional Manager for the Midlands said: “We need more volunteers to fill all our shifts. If you are shopping at Tesco that weekend, why not select a shift on the same day?

“We would be delighted if people in the East Midlands could join us in collecting donations and having some fun. If you can spare a few hours of your weekend we would like to hear from you.”