TESCO workers in Somerset, including those in Weston-super-Mare, helped to raise awareness and over £63,000 for the mental health charity Mind by walking 12 miles of the Jurassic Coast.

The intrepid Tesco colleagues joined up with others from across the South of England to walk 12 miles from Lulworth Cove to The Ship Inn in Weymouth.

The initial target of £25,000 was smashed as colleagues, customers, family, and friends donated more than twice that amount to the cause – totalling more than £63,000.

Ian Thirlwell, area manager at Tesco, said: “I am absolutely thrilled with the support for this campaign and how our colleagues have come together to support such an important cause.

“We all know the importance of providing mental health support and nobody should go without the support that they need. This is an issue that is close to my heart and why we were so keen to support the charity Mind.

“At Tesco, we work hard to ensure colleagues have the support in physical and mental health that they need.

“We’re thrilled this has been such a smashing success, and we look forward to going further and raising even more again next year.”