Wednesday 18th February 2015

They smashed their fundraising target with a combination of activities including bag packs, long distance bike rides and walks, as well as till donations and fancy dress donations!

The Midcounties Co-operative have also unveiled its new legacy project to help identify the signs of cancer in young people, as part of its on-going commitment to be the best provider of healthcare services for its local communities.

Posters will be displayed in all of its Co-operative Pharmacy branches, and colleagues will be trained to help educate people on the most common signs of cancer found in those aged 13-24, and to encourage them to talk to a healthcare professional if they have any concerns.  

Ben Reid, Chief Executive at The Midcounties Co-operative, presented the cheque to a fellow Ben who has finished his treatment on one of our units and is now at University: "It’s thanks to the hard work and enthusiasm of our colleagues and customers that we are able to present Teenage Cancer Trust with a cheque for £550,000 to support the tremendous work that they do for young people."

Our commitment to the charity doesn’t end now that our partnership has concluded. We will work tirelessly to educate our local communities on the common signs of cancer amongst those aged 13-24 and play our part to help enhance the chances of survival amongst young people.