Kevan visited Annfield Plain Tesco on Saturday 14 April to encourage local women to take part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

The weekend of 14 and 15 April marked Tesco’s annual ‘Tesco Turns Pink’ event in support of Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. The two-day event saw the retailer’s employees dressing in pink and having fun to encourage customers to donate and sign up to their local Race for Life event.

Kevan joined the fundraising event and talked to constituents about the importance of the fight against cancer.

Kevan said:

“I was delighted to accept Tesco’s invitation to attend the ‘Tesco Turns Pink’ event and help raise awareness of Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.  I would warmly encourage women in North Durham to sign up to Race for Life as their participation and contribution is so important. “

Emily Smith, Head of Events Marketing for Cancer Research UK, said:

“We would like to thank Kevan Jones MP and Tesco for their support.  By signing up to Race for Life, women can make a real difference in the fight against cancer. Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists and doctors find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease, helping save more lives.”

For more information on Race for Life events visit