Gainsborough: Volunteers wanted to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK

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The British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK are appealing for enthusiastic volunteers in Gainsborough to help co-ordinate a collection weekend at Tesco.

The collections will take place on 13th and 14th June, with the aim of raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for the BHF and Diabetes UK.

BHF and Diabetes UK are recruiting 300 Team Leader Volunteers across the UK and are looking for a Team Leader in Gainsborough to co-ordinate the Big Collection weekend.

Team Leader Volunteers will play a crucial role in organising the Big Collection and will work with BHF and Diabetes UK staff in the Midlands office and their local Tesco store to prepare for the weekend, co-ordinate the collection operations over the three days and motivate a team of Collection Volunteers.

The money raised will help fund a campaign which aims to encourage millions of people to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes by leading a healthier lifestyle. Both conditions are largely preventable, by making healthy lifestyle choices.

Peter Shorrick, Diabetes UK Midlands Regional Manager, said: “By joining us at the Tesco Gainsborough store you can play a vital part in helping people live longer, healthier lives. Cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes are both serious conditions that can shorten lives. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Your support will mean that we can help millions of people reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.”

If you are interested in volunteering for the Big Collection email BigCollection@tescocharitypartnership.org.uk or call 0345 123 2399. For more information on the Big Collection and to find your nearest store visit www.diabetes.org.uk/big-collection.