Race for Life is real team effort from Camelon’s Tesco staff

Some of the team taking part on Sunday
Some of the team taking part on Sunday

If you’re in charge of running a busy supermarket, it might cause you a headache if 38 of your staff all want the same Sunday off.

But luckily for the bosses of Tesco in Camelon, the whole 200-strong workforce is supporting colleagues who will be taking part in Falkirk’s Race for Life at Callendar Park this weekend.

The Tesco team, which includes representatives from every department of the store and management staff, is taking the challenge to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

But participants say everyone has done their bit to make the team’s large entry possible.

Employee and team organiser Iona McGregor (21) said: “I think that there are women from every department taking part on Sunday.

“Some people have taken a holiday, or agreed to do their shift later on, and the people who work night shift will do their shift after the race.

“But people who aren’t taking part have agreed to change shifts with those who are, so we’ve had lots of support from the store.”

Tesco’s Camelon store also joined in in Race for Life last year, entering a team of 33.

But Iona says she’s thrilled that even more people have signed up this year meaning that more money can be raised for the cancer charity.

Iona, from Polmont, said: “I have lost two of my family members to cancer and I’ve had a scare myself.

“I usually just donate to these appeals but this time I decided to take part and run it. We’ve been raising money through Justgiving pages, football cards and raffles so now we’re just looking forward to Sunday.”