Tesco National Collection Weekend

Event Details

  • 10-08-2019 to 11-08-2019
  • Nationwide

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We are delighted to have been given a Tesco National Collection Weekend on 10 & 11 August, in what will be Tesco’s centenary year.  This is an incredible opportunity to bucket collect in over 800 stores nationwide.

Tesco founder, Jack Cohen, set up his first market stall 100 years ago using his demob money after seeing active service during the First World War. Tesco has committed to honouring the Armed Forces Covenant and continues to support the Armed Forces Community; this collection is a testament to that support.

Last year, our Tesco National Collection weekend raised more than £200,000 for our Heroes, and we need your help to do it again!

If you can spare anything from a couple of hours to the whole weekend, your support will make a huge difference to the lives of our Heroes and their loved ones.

Please click the ‘Register Now’ button to sign up.

Volunteer Team Leader

This role includes liaising with the Tesco store to discuss arrangements for the weekend. You will be the main point of contact with any volunteers who have agreed to help over the weekend and will also receive Help for Heroes promotional items to take along to the collection.

As Volunteer Team Leader you will meet lots of new people, have a great time and help give our heroes a second chance at life.

Afterward, you will need to return the promotional items and pay in the money you have raised to Help for Heroes.

Collection Volunteer

This is a chance for you to volunteer some of your time to help at the collection - anything from a couple of hours to the whole weekend. You will meet lots of new people, have a great time and help give our heroes a second chance at life.

Do I need to register each year?

Yes, please! The stores need to know who is collecting, and if you’re registered you will be covered by our Public Liability Insurance.

Why do I need referees for the Volunteer Team Leader role?

As a new Volunteer Team Leader you’ll be handling money and receiving promotional stock, so we do need references.

Can I help if I’m under 18?

Absolutely! You’ll just need to be accompanied by an adult and we would need confirmation from a parent or guardian to be able to approve your registration.

Can my Scout/Guide/Cadet Group help?

Yes, that would be great! We’ll need an adult to register and to be with the group while they collect. 

Do I need to wear Help for Heroes branded clothing for the collection weekend?

Wear whatever you feel comfortable in! If you do have something branded that would be great, but it’s not mandatory.

How does someone register if they don’t have a computer?

Please give us a call on 0300 303 9888 and we’ll be happy to help.

How can I contact you?

You can email us at tesco@helpforheroes.org.uk or call 0300 303 9888. Please leave a message if we’re not available – we’ll call you back as soon as we can!



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