From coaching to charity fund raising, great ways to help the lives of others
We are the champions
Staff at Tesco live locally and love to get involved with and support their local community. In selected stores across the UK, Tesco has now launched an initiative to appoint members of staff as dedicated Community Champions in their area.
Champions spend 18 hours a week helping their community and look at ways their store can get involved with local groups and projects, including councils, hospices, schools and sports clubs. Practical support offered includes donating products, raising awareness
in store, or even attending school assemblies with boxes of fruit and veg
to talk to kids about healthy eating.
One Community Champion is Lisa Lloyd
who has been in this role for Pembroke Dock since October.
'Being from the area is a huge advantage, from knowing about local issues and support networks to making contacts.
'For local schools we organised a Cook
It Club and then Tesco donated the ingredients. We really noticed the difference in the kids who took part. And we've also been very involved with local projects such as The Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
'Our store staff are very supportive and customers think it's fantastic too. It makes me really proud to say I work
On the ball
This summer The FA Tesco Skills Roadshow is travelling around England
to help kids aged between 5-11 get active and improve their football techniques.
The FA Tesco Skills Programme has 66 coaches running sessions across England in schools, football clubs, holiday camps and after-school
So bring along your budding Beckham
or mini Rooney for free to play games, meet FA coaches and hone their football skills.
For a full list of roadshow dates and venues and a website full of hints, tips and advice see www.TheFA.com/Skills.
Create your own Christmas card
Imagine creating your very own Christmas card, having the design printed by Tesco, and then it being sold in Tesco stores throughout the country in November and December. If you're under 12, now's your chance, because Tesco has joined forces with Marie Curie Cancer Care, its Charity of the Year, to search out the UK's best young budding designers.
Regional winners from all over the UK will battle it out in a national final. For every winning card bought, 50p from the £1 purchase price will be donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Competition entry forms* are available in store at customer service desks or can be downloaded at www.mariecurie.org.uk/tesco.
*Entry forms must be in by 25 July 2008.
Run 10K for Cancer Research UK
For the fourth year, Tesco are delighted to be supporting Cancer Research UK's 2008 Run 10K events. And it's not too late to take part. This year there are 41 events taking place at breathtaking venues across the UK every weekend throughout autumn.
Running a 10K for Cancer Research UK is a great way to get fit, get involved and raise funds for a vitally important cause.
Last year, over 38,000 people came together and raised £3.8 million. We want to beat that total this year, so enter now at www.run10k.org and get running!
If your mobile's in need
of a makeover then get yourself a funky new wallpaper, while donating money to Marie Curie Cancer Care. Tesco Mobile has designed four fab pics that can be downloaded to your phone for £1·50, with 50p from each going to the charity.
The wallpapers can be bought on the Marie Curie Cancer page on the Tesco Mobile portal. To obtain a link text 'MARIE' for free*
*Text is free for Tesco Mobile and O2 customers, for other networks standard network charges apply (check with your network provider for more details).