ENTHUSIASTIC Tesco staff and generous Burnham-on-Sea shoppers combined to raise more than £400 for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life last weekend.

The much-needed money was collected when the Ben Travers Way Tesco Superstore staff turned the building pink as part of the three-day fundraiser.

Many colleagues dressed from head to toe in pink on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (April 23-25), and shoppers were keen to donate to such a good cause, with a bucket collection in addition to sponsored staff members wearing pink in exchange for a small donation.

Martin Rose, the superstore’s manager, said: “Our Tesco Turns Pink event is always a fantastic way for colleagues and customers to support Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

“Unfortunately, most of us know someone who has been affected by cancer, so colleagues are keen to raise as much money as we can every year to aid research into finding a cure.

“I would like to say a big thank-you to all our generous customers and colleagues who donated throughout the weekend.”

Tesco has partnered with Cancer Research UK for 20 years, raising funds to support research that fights 200 types of cancer, including bowel cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, testicular cancer, brain cancer, children’s cancers and leukaemia.

Ann Poole, a member of staff at the Burnham store, added: “We are thrilled that shoppers supported us so generously for our Tesco Turns Pink weekend.

“By donating whatever shoppers were able to spare, they have made a real difference to people with cancer.”

Michelle Mitchell, Cancer Research UK’s chief executive, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to Tesco for their support over the last 20 years.

“To keep making progress for people affected by cancer, we still need help today.

“We’re absolutely determined to continue our vital work to save more lives, but we can’t do it alone.

“Every step we take towards beating cancer relies on our brilliant supporters.”