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Staff at Bideford’s Tesco shave their heads to raise money for charity

By NDJNicole  |  Posted: March 12, 2014

  • Staff at Bideford’s Tesco shave their heads to raise money for charity

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THREE members of staff at Tesco in Bideford shaved their heads to raise cash for charity.

Henry Horrell, Perry Lovell and Paul Richardson had their heads shaved and raise £200 for Diabetes UK.

The store celebrated reaching the £10 million fundraising target and one year anniversary of working with Diabetes UK, which is their National Charity Partner.

Staff donned their wigs and experimented with fun hairstyles for the charity event which took place last week.

Dan Fowler, store manager at Bideford, said: “We had a lot of fun at our in-store party and it was a great way to mark our year anniversary working with Diabetes UK. Staff got involved in a big way by wearing funny wigs and hairstyles.

“Customers continued to surprise us with their generosity. I’d like to thank everyone who took part and those who came along to support us.”

Paul Amadi, director of fundraising for Diabetes UK, said: “We are so grateful to all the Tesco staff at Bideford for getting involved and helping us to mark what has been an exciting twelve months.

“As well as celebrating in style, this has helped raise valuable funds for Diabetes UK’s work.

“It’s great to see Tesco colleagues and their local community coming together to support our National Charity Partnership in this way.

“The money raised will make a real difference to the work that we can do for the 3.2 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and help us to find the 630,000 who have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes.

“We will also continue to help people at high risk of Type 2 diabetes to reduce their risk of the condition.”

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