Staff dance their way to charity cash

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Tesco staff and customers at Monifieth put on their dancing shoes to raise £133 for the supermarket’s charity partner Diabetes UK.

The store was just one of many across the country which took part in the largest simultaneous ‘Cha Cha Slide’ dance at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday.

Lorraine McNicoll, store manager at Tesco Monifieth said: “My colleagues jumped at the chance to take part in the Dance for Diabetes fund-raising event.

“They worked hard to perfect the routine and were pleased so many customers joined in too.

“Our customers have been incredibly generous and I’d like to thank them all for donating to what is a very worthwhile cause.”

Paul Amadi from Diabetes UK added: “We are delighted so many Tesco staff and customers took part in the Dance for Diabetes event.

“Dancing for 60 minutes can burn up to 350 calories and it’s a fun way to keep active and help maintain a healthy weight, which can in turn reduce a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

“The money raised will make a real difference to the 3.8 million people with diabetes in the UK and help people at high risk of type 2 diabetes reduce their risk of the condition.”

For more information about the partnership between Tesco and Diabetes UK visit