Oxfordshire volunteers needed for life-saving work

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Residents inspired by the tremendous efforts of volunteers this summer now have the chance to take the baton and help raise funds to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

Every Penny Counts is an exciting series of collections that will take place at 800 Tesco stores around the country from Friday 26th October to Sunday 28th October 2012.

Cancer Research UK is looking for enthusiastic and friendly people from Oxfordshire to come down to their local store to help out for just three hours - or more if they prefer.

Money raised during the weekend will contribute to the £10 million record target that Tesco staff across the country are aiming to hit for Cancer Research UK Tesco Charity of the Year 2012.

This will help support research into improving the early diagnosis and detection of cancer helping to ensure more people receive treatment at a time when it is more likely to be successful.

Claire Rowney Cancer Research UK head of corporate fundraising said: “Every Penny Counts looks sure to be a fun weekend and we need your help to ensure we raise as much from our store collections as we can. As well as raising vital funds you’ll also be doing your bit to raise awareness of Cancer Research UK’s work within your local community.

“As a charity we are dependent on the support of volunteers to raise money to help fund our groundbreaking research. This is a fantastic opportunity to help raise thousands of pounds towards our life-saving work and help more people beat cancer.”

The money raised by Every Penny Counts will be spent on supporting 32 early diagnosis and detection research projects in local communities across the UK. Tesco and Cancer Research UK also aim to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disease and reduce people’s anxiety about cancer.