COMMUNITY champion Kaz Slater and her colleagues are seeking support to help them hit their Race for Life target.

Kaz works at Tesco Extra Handforth Dean, and is part of an 18-strong staff team taking part in a 5k challenge at Tatton Park on Sunday, June 24 for Cancer Research UK.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of women-only events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer.

One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and Tesco is partnering with Race for Life again this year for the seventeenth year running.

Kaz is organising the Handforth Dean Pink Ladies team with help from Paolina Saulino, and some of the staff’s children will also be taking part.

“We are taking part because we at Handforth Dean have lost several staff to cancer, and everyone knows someone who is suffering or is in remission from the disease,” said Kaz.

“We have all in some way been affected by the loss of staff and management here at our store.

“Cancer is a killer disease, and when it happens to someone close to you, you really don’t know how to react, except be supportive and be there for that person, no matter how little - just letting someone know you care means so much.

“We have all done the event before, with some people having taken part several times.

“We hope to raise as much money as a team as we can and enjoy the day with the many hundreds taking part - the swarm of pink that takes over Tatton Park is a sight to see.”

“I have challenged each team member to raise £50, because as Tesco staff you get to race for free.

“We have an online donation page set up for the team, and when you go to the page you can sponsor each person individually from that page.

“You also have the option to Gift Aid, where for every £10 donated Cancer Research UK will receive a further £2.50.”

The link to the Handforth Dean Pink Ladies online donation page is