Beach bonanza fundraising at Honiton Tesco

PUBLISHED: 12:45 17 June 2015

Honiton Tesco held a beach themed chairty day, raising money for Diabetes UK and British Heart Foundation. Ref mhh 8770-24-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Honiton Tesco held a beach themed chairty day, raising money for Diabetes UK and British Heart Foundation. Ref mhh 8770-24-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

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The two-day spectacle helped raise money for Tesco's chosen charities - Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation.

Honiton Tesco held a beach themed chairty day, raising money for Diabets UK and British Heart Foundation. Terry Watson with a cheeky monkey. Ref mhh 8786-24-15AW. Picture: Alex WaltonHoniton Tesco held a beach themed chairty day, raising money for Diabets UK and British Heart Foundation. Terry Watson with a cheeky monkey. Ref mhh 8786-24-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Staff at Honiton Tesco took out their buckets, spades and inflatables for a beach-themed fundraising weekend.

The two-day spectacle helped raise money for Tesco’s chosen charities - Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation.

Throughout the course of the fundraiser, customers donated generously for the two charities.

Louisa Littlewood, Honiton Tesco’s community champion, said: “Across the company, every store is doing a beach bonanza to raise money for these charities.

Honiton Tesco held a beach themed chairty day, raising money for Diabets UK and British Heart Foundation. Tesco Community Champion, Louisa Littlewood, organised the beach fun day. Ref mhh 8784-24-15AW. Picture: Alex WaltonHoniton Tesco held a beach themed chairty day, raising money for Diabets UK and British Heart Foundation. Tesco Community Champion, Louisa Littlewood, organised the beach fun day. Ref mhh 8784-24-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

“Thanks to all who donated, particularly to Jamie at Homebase Honiton and Graham from Sidmouth for donating to our display.”

The fun included games, including a gold-digging session and prize duck fishing.

There was also a selection of fresh fruit and juice tasters.

Louisa will be visiting Honiton Memory Café tomorrow (Thursday, June 18) to supply raffle prizes and support the organisation with refreshments for its weekly meeting.

“It’s a rewarding thing for me to do,” she added. “I think they are doing so much behind the scenes; people need to know a bit more about what they do.”

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