Tesco lends a hand to Winston's Wish charity

Messenger Newspapers: Tesco lends a hand to Winston's Wish charity Tesco lends a hand to Winston's Wish charity

TESCO shoppers are being encouraged to Wish Upon a Star in the run-up to Christmas and raise vital funds for Winston’s Wish, the charity for bereaved children.

Tesco stores, including Altrincham and Stretford in the North West area are supporting Winston’s Wish this Christmas by displaying a special Christmas tree in their entrances.

For a suggested donation of £1, people can make a wish or write a message to someone who is or has been a star to them.

It could be someone who has died or is still part of their life. It could also be a wish for the future for a relative, friend, pet or even the world. This message will then be placed on the tree. Kelly Willison, Winston’s Wish North West appeals officer, said: “We are so very grateful to Tesco for their fantastic support of our Wish Upon a Star campaign.

“As well as spreading Christmas cheer and adding sparkle to the Tesco stores, the trees will help Winston’s Wish raise vital funds towards the Winston’s Wish appeal which is asking for support to ensure that vital bereavement support services for children in the North West area can be reinstated.

“It’s a very sad fact that every 22 minutes a child in Britain is bereaved of a parent – Winston’s Wish is a much-needed charity to support these children.”

Matt Austin, group customer manager at Tesco, said: “Tesco is pleased to be supporting the Winston's Wish campaign over Christmas and hopes both customers and colleagues will get behind such a fabulous cause supporting children in our region.”

The stores taking part include: Altrincham, Burnley, Chorley, Gorton, Hindley, Horwich, Irlam, Oldham, Stockport, Stretford, Walkden and Wigan.

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