Stand Up To Cancer at Tesco in Milngavie

TESCO MILNGAVIE 1.12.09 PICTURE BY JAMIE FORBES

TESCO MILNGAVIE 1.12.09 PICTURE BY JAMIE FORBES

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MILNGAVIE and Bearsden shoppers are being urged to Stand Up To Cancer by dropping off clothes and accessories they no longer need while picking up their groceries at their local Tesco store.

Customers can get ready now for Tesco’s ‘Big Shop & Drop Weekend’, which will help generate goods for Cancer Research UK shops and raise money for life-saving research.

Tesco’s ‘Big Shop & Drop Weekend’ takes place on October 20 and 21 and is one of the ways people can support Stand up to Cancer, a new national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4.

The supermarket is the lead sponsor for Stand Up To Cancer and a host of stars from television, music and film are already backing the campaign including Gwyneth Paltrow, Alan Carr, Kylie Minogue, David Hasselhoff, Davina McCall and Embarrassing Bodies’ Dr. Christian Jessen.

Stand Up To Cancer will culminate in an unforgettable night of live television on Channel 4 on Friday, October 19.

Linda Summerhayes, Cancer Research UK’s spokesperson for Scotland, said: “As autumn draws in, it’s a great time to have a clear out. So we are asking everyone to check out their wardrobes and sort out anything that no longer fits or they have fallen out of love with.

“They could also bag up any books, games, DVDs, shoes and accessories they no longer have space for. Donations don’t need to be Jimmy Choos or designer dresses - just good quality shoes, clothes or other goods that someone else will find useful.

“Then all shoppers need to do is take their bags to their local participating Tesco store and drop them off before they do their big weekend shop. Each bag of goods could help raise as much as £30 for life-saving research into cancer.

“We are entering a ‘golden age’ of cancer research and every pound we raise takes us a step closer to achieving our goal to beat cancer. By boosting funding right now, the best research teams will be able to develop new treatments, bring cures faster and save more lives.”

To say thank-you, participating customers will be rewarded with a £5 voucher to redeem against £20 of Tesco clothing.

Stand Up To Cancer will unite scientists, celebrities and communities in Scotland and across the county to generate funds, raise awareness and bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Tesco customers can also support Stand Up To Cancer by buying wristbands, available in four bright colours, and pin badges at stores and garages for £1.

In Milngavie, customers can drop off goods at the Gavin’s Mill Road store on October 20 and 21 for the ‘Big Shop & Drop Weekend’.

For more information and to get involved visit www.tesco.com/standup or standuptocancer.org.uk