SHOPPERS at a Keighley-district store have been thanked for their contribution to a £1 million charity fundraising initiative.

The money was raised during a campaign last month, when Tesco customers were invited to round-up their shop to the nearest £1.

Proceeds are being shared between Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK.

The venture – part of Tesco’s ‘Helping you to live healthier’ scheme – also aimed to raise awareness about the importance of people making lifestyle changes to help lower their risk of cancer, heart and circulatory diseases and type 2 diabetes.

Information and advice was shared with customers, including those at the Tesco Express store in Crossflatts.

Oonagh Turnbull, for Tesco, said: “It has been inspiring to see our customers really engage with the work we are doing together – and we hope that we have played a part in raising awareness of these conditions, as well as lifesaving funds.”

Claire Sadler, of the British Heart Foundation, said: “All the charity partners have been amazed by the incredible generosity of Tesco customers and colleagues and we would like to thank everyone who donated. Your support will help to empower millions of people to make healthier choices which lower their risk of heart and circulatory diseases, cancer and diabetes.”