AN army of volunteers at Oxford's Tesco superstore have raised £800 for Help For Heroes.

The initiative took place during the Tesco National Collection Weekend earlier this month.

Alec Brown, Head of Local Community at Tesco, said: “We’re incredibly proud to be able to support Help for Heroes with collections at Tesco stores across the country.

"It was great to see so many fundraisers in stores and we want to thank customers and colleagues for giving so generously to this worthwhile cause.”

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Claire McHenry, National Campaign Manager at Help for Heroes, added: “The support of Tesco’s staff and customers, not to mention our own volunteers, at the Tesco Oxford Superstore was fantastic. The money raised is essential to make sure we can keep giving veterans and their families the help that they need to live their lives to the full.

“Although there is no active conflict at the moment, the need for us to help them is greater than ever – seven people are medically discharged from the Armed Services every day, and many veterans are now coming to us for help with mental health issues that have taken years to be diagnosed.”