Every Little Helps! Tesco Express Cookridge Supporting Local Community Charity

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Staff at Tesco Express, Cookridge all know ‘Every Little Helps’ and that’s exactly what they are doing for the local community charity Opal. The charity is hoping to deliver hampers to members of the community this Christmas that are over 90 years old and other elderly people in the area that are isolated and vulnerable. The jolly team at the local Tesco have set themselves a target of £500 to raise by the 17th of December. If they make the target with the help of customers, Tesco will add a further 10% and volunteer a days labour for every £100 raised to help Opal out where needed.
Events of cake baking, fancy dress and design a Christmas jumper poster are just some of the fun activities planned to help achieve the target. Customers can also show their support by donating cash in the collection bucket in store or if they prefer to donate an item of food there will be a place in the store for that too.
Mat Burke Store Manager at Tesco Express, Cookridge said
“Only recently joining Tesco and having a passion for raising charity awareness and funds, using Tesco’s size and scale to help our local community is a must for me. My colleagues at the store also share my drive for charitable events and have helped several charities throughout the year and always commit whole heartedly. I chose Opal as we already have a great rapport with them, and as a local resident realise the great work they do in supporting my community.”
Sally-Anne, Volunteer Coordinator at Opal commented
“OPAL (Older People’s Action in the Locality) supports older people who live in their own homes in Leeds 16. Every Christmas we deliver hampers to people aged 90 years and over or those who are isolated and have very little over Christmas. We are grateful to Tesco on Green Lane Cookridge for their collection towards this year’s hampers.
“We deliver hampers as they not only provide essential Christmas food and a few treats but also show people that they have not been forgotten.
“I would like to take this opportunity also to thank staff and customers who have contributed to the collection jars they have had in store that have supported us in our ongoing raising of funds to convert the old pub we have bought into a community centre.”
If you are interested in what OPAL does please contact Sally-Anne on 2619103 or see

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