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Lindsay's brother's brave cancer fight is on the card to raise cash for Cancer Research

Rob George 20th Mar, 2022

A FORMER Tesco colleague from Evesham is to feature on a Mother’s Day card sold in the supermarket’s stores across the nation to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Lindsay Roach has had her inspiring story and photograph included on the card which aims to connect with and support people affected by the disease, while raising vital funds.

It has been designed by UK Greetings and is on sale in Tesco stores now as part of the supermarket giant’s ongoing support of Race for Life.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is an inspiring series of 3k, 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer by funding crucial research.

Money raised through Race for Life events funds world-class research to help beat 200 types of cancer – including bowel cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, testicular cancer, brain cancer, children’s cancers and leukaemia.

Despite having left Tesco earlier this month, Lindsay is supporting Race for Life after her brother died from cancer five years ago.

She said: “Unfortunately, most of us will know someone with cancer and that’s the reason why I support Cancer Research UK. My brother died from cancer five years ago and both my parents have survived several recently different cancers. My father is now starting his next fight after being recently diagnosed.

“Raising money for research is the only way to beat cancer and that’s why I take part in Race for Life.”

Oonagh Turnbull, head of charity campaigns at Tesco said: “We hope these cards will inspire others facing cancer and the money they raise will make a difference to so many lives.

“For the last 21 years, our partnership with Cancer Research UK has helped to raise millions of pounds for life-saving research. We hope Race for Life across the UK this year can be the biggest yet.”

Lisa Adams, Cancer Research UK spokesperson, said: “By purchasing one of the Mother’s Day cards, people can make a difference in the fight against cancer.

“Whether people are living with cancer, taking part in honour of or in memory of a loved one with cancer or signing up to protect their own children’s future, everyone has a reason to Race for Life. Together we will beat cancer.”

Tesco colleagues and customers have raised more than £60million for Cancer Research UK since 2002.

The Mother’s Day cards which are priced from £1 are on sale in Tesco stores until next Sunday (March 27).

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