Tesco Extra Ayr

Every little helps!

Posted on 19 July 2016 by Monika Reichelt

Tesco Extra Ayr have a special family fun day planned in aid of Ayrshire Hospice on Saturday 16th July with different competitions for customers to take part in, including the chance to win a trolley of shopping or a tank of petrol.  Tesco Extra Ayr are valued supporters of the hospice and have committed to holding various fundraising activities in their store throughout the month of July. Many of the team have experienced hospice care first-hand including Joan Samson, Tesco’s local Community Champion, whose sister, Ruby recently died in the hospice in-patient unit. Colleague Lillias Wilson, was also a patient and staff were so touched by the extent and quality of care that both Lillias and her family received, that they have been motivated to fundraise for a whole month.  One employee is even swimming the equivalent length of the English Channel in aid of the hospice! 

Joan Samson, Community Champion at Tesco Extra Ayr said “Our team have had personal connections with the hospice and our manager, Steve Dobson, was keen that as a store, we give back to our local hospice.  There is a great buzz in the store with all of the fundraising that we have planned and are delighted to support such a fantastic local charity.”

The team also have a sponsored Tesco Trot happening on Friday 29th July which will see the Tesco staff doing a sponsored walk round all the Tesco stores in the area: the team will start at Tesco Express in Maybole Road, followed by Tesco Express in the High Street, then Tesco Extra in Whitletts Road, Tesco Express in Prestwick Road before finishing at their final destination at Tesco Express in Prestwick.    

Ron Swanson, Assistant Fundraising Manager at the Ayrshire Hospice said “Joan Samson, and the whole team at Tesco Extra Ayr are pulling out all the stops to make July a successful month of fundraising for the hospice. We are truly grateful for their fabulous ongoing support and would like to thank the whole team for their truly inspiring efforts.”

Tesco Extra Ayr have already generously supported this year’s Ayrshire Hospice Arran Cycle; and are donating all of the water, fruit and chocolate for the hospice’s forthcoming Colour Dash on Sunday 7th of August.  The Ayrshire Hospice is delighted to have Tesco Extra on board and is extremely grateful for their loyal support.

For more information on how you can help fundraise for the hospice please contact the community fundraising team on 01292 288488 or email community@ayrshirehospice.org