Big Collection Weekend
October 4th, 5th and 6th Collecting in 600 Tesco stores across the UK
Martin Morgan Chairman to Council,
Andy Pemberton Secretary to Council
Derek Thomas M D Diabetes Officer
Keith Hedges Multiple District Diabetes Education Programme Co-ordinator
Andre Carvalho Head of Volunteering
Davina Patel Big Collection project manager
How will the money be spent?
Tesco has committed to raising £10 million for Diabetes UK through the national
partnership. This is a fantastic amount of money that will help us to carry out activities
that would not have been possible without the partnership.
•A massive funding boost for research that could lead to a future without Type 1
diabetes, which currently affects 300,000 people across the UK, with many developing
the condition in childhood.
• The biggest ever campaign to get people screened for Type 2 diabetes. There are 7
million people at high risk, who need advice and support to prevent the condition
developing. Risk assessments in Tesco pharmacies and online followed up with
information on how to stop the condition developing will ensure the partnership plays a
key role in turning back the rising tide of Type 2 diabetes.
• Life-changing support for around a million people living with the condition, so they feel
less scared and isolated by their condition. This will be through easy-to-use information
packs, face to face advice at Living with Diabetes Days, and the expansion of our
dedicated Careline that will give people the help they need and deserve.
Big Collection Weekend
• October 4th, 5th and 6th Collecting in 600 Tesco stores across the UK
•We need the support of 8,000 volunteers to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds
to help all those who are affected by and at risk of diabetes in the UK
•In April and May , we are looking to recruit 600 Team Leader Volunteers across the
country in specific regions – 1 Team Leader per store.
•We are over halfway there and your help will greatly assist in ensuring that we can
raise as much money as possible to help those living with diabetes
How Lions Clubs can help us?
• Help us in the recruitment of team leaders in specific regions by promoting the
opportunity to all your members .
• Collection volunteers required across the UK
How we can help you?
• Be part of this exciting project that aims to get 8000 people fundraising in one
•Promote the Lions Clubs across the weekend – members wearing badges, along
with our sashes
• Communicate your assistance through the Tesco newsletter
• Communicate your support to our 300,000 members and supporters
• Promote your help on the Diabetes UK site, 400,000 hits per month
• Recognition award for your members
• Legacy of volunteering opportunities for all your members
Next Steps
• Diabetes UK to put together a communication plan for Lions Clubs, to
promote opportunity to your members
• Diabetes UK to represent at large group meetings?
• Comprehensive team leader training carried out by Diabetes UK
• Recruitment of collection volunteers
• Delivery of the Big Collection weekend