Tesco has donated nearly 250,000 euros to cancer patients over the last three years

Published on: 16 May 2022
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Tesco's customers, partners, and employees raised nearly 250,000 euros in three years for cancer patients. Tesco is a third-year partner in the League Against Cancer's Daffodil Day fundraiser. More than 300 Tesco employees participated in the two-day nationwide collection this year.

The funds raised during Daffodil Day will be used by the League Against Cancer to provide vital support to cancer patients, including the continuation of projects such as Onkoporada, a free telephone and e-mail service, the Onkopsychologist Network, Relaxation stays, and public education.

Colleagues have stepped up to lend a helping hand. On this day, several people swapped their normal work duties for the fundraiser at Tesco stores. Over 300 employees contributed over 1,500 hours to this volunteer activity.

During Daffodil Day, Tesco customers could donate to cancer patients either directly at the cash register or by using special coupons labeled Daffodil Day during payment for their purchase. Tesco customers made cash contributions totaling over 46,000 euros. They contributed more than 15 thousand euros again by using special coupons during the payment for the purchase.

"The combined efforts of our customers, partners and colleagues have paid off again. We are pleased that there was great interest in the Daffodil Day collection in Tesco stores this year as well. Not only from customers, but also colleagues who volunteered and helped raise almost 62,000 euros in two days. Tesco has long cared for customers, colleagues and all the communities in which it operates. I am glad that together with people across the country this year we brought important help to cancer patients in Slovakia through yellow daffodils," 

says Michaela Lehotská, Tesco's social responsibility manager.

"Tesco has been an integral part of our only Daffodil Day fundraiser for several years. Our sincere thanks for selfless help, commitment and cooperation belong to all employees who, together with us, participated in the organizational support of the collection in Tesco stores across Slovakia. We are very pleased of the participation in the collection of employees themselves as volunteers. We also especially appreciate that Tesco as an employer in the volunteering activities of its employees, supports and creates conditions for their implementation. For a project like Daffodil Day, volunteers are irreplaceable," 

adds Eva Kováčová, executive director of the League Against Cancer.

The funds raised during Daffodil Day will be used by the League Against Cancer to continue to implement proven and useful projects that are designed to directly assist cancer patients and their families.

These include: free Onkoporadňa (0800 11 88 11), Network of oncopsychologists - free individual and group counseling, family and relaxation stays for patients, accommodation for parents of hospitalized children treated for cancer, support groups for relatives and survivors, one-off financial contribution in material need, free programs in the Cancer League Help Centers Bratislava, Košice, Martin.

From the funds raised during Daffodil Day, the Cancer League team regularly carries out activities in the field of prevention and public awareness of cancer prevention.

Source: Tesco news

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