Pirates take over Romford supermarket for Diabetes UK

PUBLISHED: 16:06 08 September 2014 | UPDATED: 16:07 08 September 2014

James Agar, two, of Hornchurch

James Agar, two, of Hornchurch


Shoppers were served by Blackbeard, Captain Hook and Charlotte de Berry at the weekend when supermarket staff became pirates in the name of charity.

Tesco Roneo Corner was transformed into the Jolly Roger to raise money for Diabetes UK, the store’s chosen charity of the year.

Children were able to sit in a pirates galleon and have their photos taken and find the buried treasure to win some tasty fruit.

Staff didn’t have it so good though. They were split into two teams, blindfolded and charged with walking the plank.

Community Champions Lesley Dunn and Lesley Davey collected money at the front of the store along with staff dressed up in the petrol station and they raised over £500 for the charity.

Darren Earl, store manager, said: “I would like to thank the customers who are always so generous, a lot of money was raised for this good cause by having fun in store.”

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