Tesco stores across Stoke and Uttoxeter donate more than 14,000 toys this Christmas
20 December 2018
Tesco stores across Stoke and Uttoxeter have collected over 14,500 toys for 32 local charities this Christmas, as part of their local community toy appeal.
During the three week period, which sees customer and colleague donations collected, Tesco Community Champion colleagues work to raise awareness and funds towards toys for children in need. To mark the end of the appeal last week, an event held at Port Vale Football Club was attended by footballer Tom Pope and the Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent, Councillor Lilian Dodd.
Rich Stephenson-Evans, Community Champion at our Kidsgrove store, said:
“It’s amazing to see how this has grown over the years with even more stores involved. It’s so important we support local charities. Community champions work so hard to make the appeal successful each year, and with the help of the local Express stores, we’re hugely proud of topping last year’s amount of 13,000 toys to just over 14,500.”
Tesco stores throughout the country take part in similar appeals each December, as well as supporting our Food Collection scheme, which encourages shoppers to donate long-life food to The Trussell Trust and FareShare UK.
Tesco’s Head of Community, Alec Brown said:
“Supporting the communities we serve is really important to our colleagues and we have been humbled by the amazing response from our customers across the country. Thank you to all our colleagues and customers have donated – we know the donations will make a real difference.”