ukTesco Global Finance Directors
It’s proven to be a very engaging cause that we could all unite behind and it’s inspiring to know that our efforts will help save and protect lives
In 2010, Tesco Global Finance Directors elected Malaria No More UK as their nominated charity leading to twelve months of fundraising activity across the globe. In China, Tesco’s Gavin Black was sponsored to grow an impressive moustache. In Edinburgh, the Tesco Bank Team rose to the challenge of the Great Scottish Run, and in London, Tesco Global Finance Directors organised a Charity Ball at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel.
Their efforts raised over £57,000 to help Malaria No More UK save lives in Africa. These funds will be invested in malaria control programmes on the ground in Ghana, where 100% of the population is at risk.
“Malaria No More UK presented a compelling case for our support as every life lost to the disease is unnecessary. It’s proven to be a very engaging cause that we could all unite behind and it’s inspiring to know that our efforts will help save and protect lives in Ghana”. Laurie McIlwee, Group Finance Director, Tesco
The partnership demonstrated the leadership role of UK business in helping make malaria no more, contributing to the global goal of near zero deaths from malaria by 2015.