Our new National Charity Partnership

6 Jan 2015

We are pleased to announce our new National Charity Partnership with both Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation.

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In the UK there are 3.5 million people who have Type 2 diabetes and 7 million living with cardiovascular disease. Although these can be life-threatening conditions, they are also largely preventable.

That’s why we are pleased to announce our new National Charity Partnership with both Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation. This pioneering project aims to raise £30 million over the next three years to support a series of initiatives that will help people to better understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle. This includes encouraging healthy eating and physical activity.

With new research suggesting that almost two-thirds of people do not know how many calories the average person needs to maintain a healthy weight, this partnership will play an important role in addressing the health of the nation.

As one of the first activities of the partnership, our pharmacies around the country are offering free health checks for 40,000 individuals this January. This includes a blood pressure check, a cholesterol test, a Type 2 diabetes test and a BMI (weight) check and takes about 20 minutes.

For more information about the partnership, including how to check your own risk of Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, please go to www.tescocharitypartnership.org.uk