Tesco workers row for cancer charity

SIR Steven Redgrave would be proud… Nearly 50 Tesco IT graduates raised thousands of pounds for charity by taking part in a 24-hour rowing challenge. They were joined in their efforts by 25 counterparts in Bangalore, India, via a video link direct to the

SIR Steven Redgrave would be proud...

Nearly 50 Tesco IT graduates raised thousands of pounds for charity by taking part in a 24-hour rowing challenge.

They were joined in their efforts by 25 counterparts in Bangalore, India, via a video link direct to the Tesco base in Falcon Way, WGC.

The event raised �5,810 for Tesco's charity of the year, Marie Curie Cancer Care, smashing the original target of �1,800. With Tesco pledging to donate an extra 20 per cent to the final total, the event secured �8,460. The sum is equivalent to almost 50 days of care from a Marie Curie nurse.

Becky Pate, one of the graduates who helped organise the event, said: "The 24 hours were full of energy and motivation, an amazing effort by all involved and everyone that supported the cause."

Fellow organiser Emma Lawrence-Jones said: "The total raised means that we are in the top five fundraising events for Marie Curie Cancer Care this financial year. This is a fantastic achievement.