Tesco names Marie Curie as charity partner

Marie Curie Cancer Care has been nominated as Tesco's Charity of the Year. The supermarket aims to raise £2.5m for the charity by 31 December.

Marie Curie and Tesco celebrate the launch of their partnership
Marie Curie and Tesco celebrate the launch of their partnership
The charity, which provides nurses to support people with terminal illnesses, will benefit from fundraising activities by Tesco staff across the UK. The retailer will also sell selected products to raise money for the charity.

Ten pence from the sale of each one of a special range of greetings cards will go to the charity, as will donations from sales of speciality daffodils. A Marie Curie Cancer Care spring bouquet is available from Tesco.com, with £2 being donated from each one sold.

“One of the key attractions of our fundraising campaign is that it is geared towards helping people at a local level,” said Lucy Neville-Rolfe, corporate and legal affairs director at Tesco. “Marie Curie nurses provide a vital service for terminally ill patients and their families in local communities in Scotland and throughout the UK, and I’m sure that our staff and customers will really get behind the campaign.”

Lorna McGarry, a Marie Curie nurse, said: “All the money raised by Tesco staff and customers will be spent in their local communities.”

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