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Tesco self-checkout issue could change price of items by up to 99p for charity

Shoppers using Tesco’s self-service checkouts will notice a change in how the system works from tomorrow (September 12).

The supermarket chain will introduce a change to checkouts from September 12, which will remain in place until October 2. People will be prompted before paying if they wish to round their total to the nearest pound.

The money will be used by Tesco to help support an in-store fundraising campaign for three of the UK’s leading health charities. The nationwide change will benefit Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK, reports Leicestershire Live.

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Oonagh Turnbull, Head of Health Campaigns at Tesco, said: “The funds raised will continue to support the health of UK communities at such a critical time. Our charitable health partners rely on donations to continue their work of awareness, prevention and research.

Michelle Mitchell, Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK, said: “We would like to thank everyone who supports the important work we are all doing through this campaign, and we are grateful for the generosity of buyers across the country.

“Campaigns like ‘Helping You Live Healthier’ are a great way to raise money and encourage people to make healthier choices that lead to healthier lifestyles.

“Every penny raised counts. We don’t take a single donation for granted.”

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