Share

Tesco chooses Diabetes UK as £10m partner

Barbara Young and Rebecca Shelley
News

Tesco chooses Diabetes UK as £10m partner

Fundraising | Celina Ribeiro | 4 Mar 2013

Diabetes UK has won the most lucrative charity of the year partnership in the UK, as supermarket giant Tesco pledges to raise £10m for the charity in 2013.

The fundraising partnership, if its targets are achieved, could be transformational for Diabetes UK, which, for the last year on record (2011) raised £23.45m in voluntary income. The £10m boost from Tesco would see that increase by over 40 per cent.

The announcement today marks the sixth time in as many years that the supermarket giant has elected to support a health-related charity as its charity of the year. The last time Tesco supported a non-health or medical research charity was in 2007, when British Red Cross held the partnership.

It is the second time the supermarket chain has given itself such a large target. Tesco after raising y in 2011.

Tesco intends to raise money for Diabetes UK over the course of 2013 via staff fundraising – which the Tesco Charity Trust will top up to a maximum value of £500,000 – as well as special promotional products and a 0.0125p donation every time a Tesco ATM is used.

The supermarket's donation will fund research into type 1 diabetes (the type not impacted by lifestyle) and to boost awareness and provide advice on type 2 diabetes, which is related to lifestyle and obesity.

Diabetes UK chief executive Barbara Young (pictured left) said she was delighted with Tesco’s choice. “This will make a real difference in curbing the rise in the condition by funding the biggest ever public health campaign on risk factors and symptoms of type 2 diabetes,” she said.

The partnership was announced as new figures show 3 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with a form of diabetes.

Rebecca Shelley (right), Tesco’s group corporate affairs director, said: “We have the opportunity to inspire our colleagues and customers to come together, raise awareness and much needed funds to help the millions of people with diabetes in the UK.”

Previous Tesco charity of the year partners

2013Diabetes UK
2012Cancer Research UK
2011 – Alzheimer’s Society
2010 – Clic Sargent
2009 – Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
2008 Marie Curie Cancer Care
2007 British Red Cross

 
civilsociety.co.uk  

Want access to all civilsociety.co.uk content?

Subscribers gain access to all expert advice, analysis, surveys, special reports and the full archive of content from as little as £43.20 per year. Find out more...

Comments

[Cancel] | Reply to:

Close »

Community Standards

The civilsociety.co.uk community and comments board is intended as a platform for informed and civilised debate.

We hope to encourage a broad range of views, however, there are standards that we expect commentators to uphold. We reserve the right to delete or amend any comments that do not adhere to these standards.

We welcome:

  • Robust but respectful debate
  • Strongly held opinions
  • Intelligent relevant discussion
  • The sharing of relevant experiences
  • New participants

We will not publish:

  • Rude, threatening, offensive, obscene or abusive language, or links to such material
  • Links to commercial organisations or spam postings. The comments board is not an advertising platform
  • The posting of contact details for yourself or others
  • Comments intended for malicious purpose or mindless abuse
  • Comments purporting to be from another person or organisation under false pretences
  • Gratuitous criticism, commentary or self-promotion
  • Any material which breaches copyright or privacy laws, or could be considered libellous
  • The use of the comments board for the pursuit or extension of personal disputes

Be aware:

  • Views expressed on the comments board are left at users’ discretion and are in no way views held or supported by Civil Society Media
  • Comments left by others may not be accurate, do not rely on them as fact
  • You may be misunderstood - sarcasm and humour can easily be taken out of context, try to be clear

Please:

  • Enjoy the opportunity to express your opinion and respect the right of others to express theirs
  • Confine your remarks to issues rather than personalities

Together we can keep our community a polite, respectful and intelligent platform for discussion.

'Shocking' tribunal decision calls on Friends of the Earth to pay £1m tax bill

23 Jun 2016

Friends of the Earth's chief executive has condemned a tribunal decision instructing it to pay a tax bill...

Cancer Research UK invests in out-of-town superstores after drop in charity shop profits

22 Jun 2016

Cancer Research UK saw profits from its charity shops fall in the year to March 2016, and has responded...

Major funding changes planned at Help for Heroes, according to annual report

21 Jun 2016

Help for Heroes has said that it expects to change how it raises funds, following a decision to close...

Charities risk their 'special status' if they ignore public concerns, warns regulator

28 Jun 2016

Charities must not ignore the public’s concerns over senior pay or overheads, the regulator's director...

Who’s moving: All the latest movers from the charity sector

27 Jun 2016

Justice Mission UK, The Printing Charity and more announce their latest appointments.

Shadow minister for civil society resigns

27 Jun 2016

Anna Turley, the shadow minister for civil society, has resigned this morning.

Marie Curie appoints digital advisory board

21 Jun 2016

Marie Curie has appointed a digital advisory board to help it build on the successes of its digital transformation...

'Fake' charity app to help migrants at sea has been removed by Apple

21 Jun 2016

An app that claimed to support a charity rescuing refugees in the Mediterranean by enabling users to search...

Facebook looking to make ‘donate’ button available to UK charities this year

23 May 2016

Facebook is looking to roll-out its ‘donate’ button feature to all charity pages at some point this...

Join the discussion

Twitter button

@CSFundraising