Tesco ‘Beach Party’ charity fundraiser

Geoff Purcell Store Manager Ballymoney (on the bike), and behind him Andrew Archibald and Michelle Mc Conville.  inbm26-15s
Geoff Purcell Store Manager Ballymoney (on the bike), and behind him Andrew Archibald and Michelle Mc Conville. inbm26-15s

Tesco colleagues at Ballymoney have raised £507.62 by organising a beach party to support Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Colleagues took on the Beach Bonanza challenge and hula hooped, did the limbo, dressed up, had beach game competitions, and cycled miles, raising vital funds for their two charity partners.

Geoff Purcell store manager said: “We had a great time wearing Hawaiian shirts and skirts, having a competition to see who could hula for the longest and limbo the lowest. We are truly grateful to our customers for their kind donations and helping us raise so much money for our charity partners Diabetes UK and the BHF.”

Fionnuala Savage, regional fundraising manager for the National Charity partnership between Diabetes UK, the BHF and Tesco, said: “The Beach Bonanza challenge was great fun and we are delighted colleagues in Ballymoney embraced the partnership’s second store fundraising event with such enthusiasm. We value their support and the funds they have raised will help to ensure that people across Northern Ireland have a greater chance of a healthier and longer life.” The money will be split equally between Diabetes UK and the BHF.