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Grandmother pulls on her running shoes to raise cash for charity on 60th birthday

PUBLISHED: 17:30 01 September 2014 | UPDATED: 17:30 01 September 2014

Lesley Davey, Community Champion at Tesco Roneo Corner runs 10k on 60th birthday

Lesley Davey, Community Champion at Tesco Roneo Corner runs 10k on 60th birthday

Submitted by Tesco September 2014

For most people a 60th birthday celebration might include a meal with friends, a holiday or simply a nice relaxing day, but not for Tesco Community Champion, Lesley Davey, who went on a 10k run to raise money for Diabetes UK.

The grandmother from Rainham decided to mark the milestone birthday by making a difference so pulled on her running shoes and set out for Ingrebourne Hill.

She said: “Diabetes UK is Tesco’s charity of the year and we have already raised hundreds of pounds at the store where I work at Roneo Corner. So with sponsorship from family and friends I set off to do my run at Ingrebourne Hill, a lovely country park in Havering that has pathways to Hornchurch, Upminster and Rainham.

“I really enjoyed the run and it felt good that I was raising money for such a good cause”.

Darren Earl, store manager at the Romford branch said: “Lesley is always full of energy and I am so pleased she has channelled this into raising money for Diabetes UK.”

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