Dedication to fund-raising brings a reward for Trish - The Evesham Observer

Dedication to fund-raising brings a reward for Trish

Evesham Editorial 29th Oct, 2021   0

AN EVESHAM fund-raiser who devoted her time to raising cash for Cancer Research UK after losing her leg to the illness has been honoured.

Trish Johnson was nominated by her colleagues at the town’s Tesco store on Worcester Road and was handed the Proud in Pink honour at the Tesco Race for Life Hero Awards after taking part in the annual Race for Life event for a number of years, raising thousands for charity.

She has been extremely committed to the cause after sadly losing her leg through cancer,

Trish dedicates hours of her own time raising money for both Race for Life and Cancer Research UK, and raised an impressive £1,000 during lockdown through raffles, decorating glass bottles, and running competitions and collections in store.

Trish’s award comes as Tesco and Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life are celebrating 20 years in partnership. Since 2002, more than £60million has been contributed to Cancer Research UK.

Throughout the years of the partnership, colleagues across the UK have held fund-raising events in store, taken part in race events and encouraged customers to donate to support life-saving research.

Tesco suppliers have also played their part, giving donations to the charity through various products in-store.

The money contributed through those activities helps support Cancer Research UK’s vital work to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

As part of the celebrations, Tesco has recognised the hard work of colleagues by introducing the Tesco Race for Life Hero awards. Nominated by fellow colleagues, nine Tesco colleagues, plus one store, who have gone the extra mile in the past 20 years to make the partnership such a great success have received awards.

Jason Tarry, UK/ROI CEO at Tesco said: “Hearing Trish’s story is remarkable and she is an inspiration to all of our colleagues at Tesco.

“She has always encouraged her team to get involved and take part.”

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, which has been in partnership with Tesco for 20 years, is an inspiring series of 3K, 5K, 10K, Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids events.

In 2020, the events were cancelled due to the pandemic and Race for Life at Home was introduced.

In September and October, the charity’s much-loved mass-participation events returned, with socially distanced measures to keep everyone safe.


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