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Local man wins prestigious national fundraising award

31 Jan Local man wins prestigious national fundraising award

A Tesco colleague from Southend has won an award for his commitment to fundraising. Lee Clark was entered into the National Charity Partnership Hall of Fame at the third annual National Charity Partnership Awards – a black tie event at the Riverside Park Plaza hotel in central London on Thursday 25 January 2018.

The Awards mark the outstanding achievements of Tesco colleagues who raise money for Tesco’s National Charity Partnership with Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Lee has raised more than £20,000 in his store, Southchurch Express. He has taken part in sponsored silences, football tournaments and even locked himself in a cage for donations.

Mr Clark said “On winning this award it was the greatest feeling, I did cartwheels on the way up to stage. I don’t fundraise for the awards, I do it because I would like to make the smallest of difference.”

Jenna Hall, Director of National Charity Partnership said “I’m delighted that Lee has been recognised for all the hard work they have contributed to making a success of the partnership. This dedication, enthusiasm and creativity in fundraising has not gone unnoticed, and he will undoubtedly leave a legacy long after our partnership has ended.”

Launched in January 2015, the National Charity Partnership is a three-year partnership between Tesco, Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation. The partnership has raised over £25 million with the money funding initiatives to help people reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease and supporting the wider work of both charities.