Thousands of pounds have been raised for charity during three days of dance-themed fundraising by Burnham-On-Sea Tesco staff and local dancers.

The supermarket in Ben Travers Way joined a nationwide fundraising event for three national health charities – Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK.

Customers at the Burnham-On-Sea store in Ben Travers Way were treated to some super dance performances on Saturday by Lisa Jane School of Dance.

The Burnham-On-Sea event formed part of three days of epic dance marathon fundraising events in thousands of Tesco stores across the country on July 18th, 19th and 20th.

The fundraiser included an epic 30-hour world record attempt where thousands of Tesco staff and members of the public came together to attempt a world record for the world’s Longest dance marathon relay at Wembley stadium, which included five staff from Burnham.

Burnham-On-Sea Tesco store manager Martin Rose told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “There’s been a really good community atmosphere with this event and we thank the Lisa Jane School of Dance, our staff, and customers for their support.”

Cllr Andy Brewer, Mayor of Burnham and Highbridge, attended the event and added: “It’s great to see Tesco involving the community at a local event in this fundraising, helping three really good national charities.”

Dave Lewis, Tesco CEO, said: “Cancer, heart and circulatory diseases and diabetes touch almost every family in the UK, which is why in our centenary year we’re launching Dance Beats to support the important work of our three health charity partners. Our colleagues and customers continuously go to amazing lengths to raise millions for charity and we hope Dance Beats will be a great way to fundraise and have some fun through dancing.”

To find out more information, and download the Dance Beats fundraising guide visit www.Tesco.com/DanceBeats. And for those unable to visit, they can show support by texting DANCE to 70507 to give £5.