Tesco trek duo scale Snowdon

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TWO trekkers who manage a Tesco store in Milton Keynes scaled the heights of Mount Snowdon on Monday to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

Chris Pilcher ,from Rushden, and Wayne Thompson, from Bedford, were part of a group of twenty-two Tesco store managers and a store director who joined forces to climb the highest peak in Wales.

The group hope to raise £10,000 and contribute to the £10 million record fundraising target that Tesco staff across the country are aiming to hit for Cancer Research UK, Tesco Charity of the Year 2012.

Their fundraising will help support research into improving the early diagnosis and detection of cancer, helping to ensure more people receive treatment at a time when it is more likely to be successful.

Chris said: “Although we had done some training, Mount Snowdon was an enormous test for all of us.

Wayne said: “It was a fantastic opportunity for us to really challenge ourselves and help support Cancer Research UK’s doctors, nurses and scientists beat cancer at the same time.”

More than 300,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK every year.

The money raised by Tesco stores, distribution centres and offices will be spent on supporting 32 early diagnosis and detection research projects in local communities across the UK. Tesco and Cancer Research UK also aim to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disease and reduce people’s anxiety about cancer.

Donations can be made through Chris’ Just Giving and Wayne’s page

For more information about Cancer Research UK and the Tesco Charity of the Year 2012 visit www.cancerresearchuk.org/tesco