Every year since 1988, we have chosen a different charity to be Tesco Charity of the Year. Each charity is chosen after a highly competitive selection process. We look at the causes the charity raises money for to make sure people across the UK benefit, so you know the money raised will be spent in your local community.
Did you know that since we started, we have helped to raise over £46m for these charities?
Take a look at the info below and see what we have done over the last five years, helping many people in need.
Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer Scotland (Please can we add in the Alzheimers logo) as per the size and spec of the people profile images – logo on email attached
We donate money to Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland every time you use a cash machine at Tesco, until February 29th 2012.¹
There are 750,000 people living with dementia in the UK and another 100,000 people will develop dementia this year. Together, Alzheimer's Society, Alzheimer Scotland and Tesco want to try and make sure they don’t face it alone.
Dementia can happen to anyone, there is no cure. It is caused by disease of the brain; symptoms include loss of memory, confusion and problems with speech and understanding. The number of people with dementia is increasing each year but most do not get the support or advice they desperately need. It is progressive and eventually terminal: one in three people over 65 will die with the condition.
For further information about the charity visit www.alzheimers-tesco.org.uk.
With your help we aim to raise £65,000 towards the Tesco Charity of the Year 2011 target of raising £5million for Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland.
The money raised will fund essential research and bring dementia information, advice and support to communities all over the UK, helping to build a better future for people with dementia.
Simply use a cash machine at Tesco and we’ll donate money to Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland every time you:
And best of all it's FREE* to do, we make the donation, not a penny of it comes from your account!
*Your bank may charge you for credit card cash advances and transactions with cards issued outside the United Kingdom.
Tesco aim to play a leadership role in tackling climate change. Evolving scientific evidence tells us that we need to move ever more quickly to reduce emissions. Customers want to be green and expect us to be too.
Tesco employs over 470,000 people around the world, and many more people work in firms and businesses supplying our stores and offices. Our aim is to mobilise collective action among customers, suppliers and employees, to help protect the environment, and generate a mass movement in green consumption.
Our climate change programme has three main parts:
The Scotland national team coach, Craig Levein, has pledged his support to the Tesco Bank Community Football Programme. Levein joined Benny Higgins and school children from St Bartholomew's RC Primary School at Hampden Park to celebrate on 25 August.
We announced in January our intention to invest over £1 million to help get Scottish kids active. The Community Football Programme uses the power of football to get 7 and 8-year-old primary school children active, not only at school but to establish long-lasting activity week in, week out. The aim is to reach 72,000 boys and girls of all levels and abilities in 1,600 primary schools – it will involve half a million coaching hours!
Benny said: "Tesco Bank aims to make a positive contribution to the countries and communities where we operate, both in the way we do business and by supporting community initiatives. Our aim is to see tens of thousands of boys and girls participating in football on a regular basis and having fun."