Stourgarden and Tesco are donating over £24,000 to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life campaign after sales of Rosanna Pink Onions exceed their fundraising target for 2016. Exclusively available at Tesco stores in 1kg bags, Rosanna Pink Onions donate 2p from each pack sold, to the charity.
Stourgarden Ltd are the exclusive growers behind Rosanna Pink Onions, whose layers have a delicate pink hue, and can be used either for salads or cooking, and create a colourful addition to any dish.
Stourgarden’s commercial director, George Rix, said: “Each year we look forward to trying to support Race for Life and increasing our donation to Cancer Research UK. We are thrilled to have reached a donation of £24,919.04 for 2016.”
Cancer Research UK’s Head of Events, Clive Saunders, said: “We are grateful for the continued support of Rosanna Pink Onions. The incredible amount they have donated will help us continue our pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and we look forward to continuing our partnership in 2017”.
The Pink Onion Variety, was launched into Tesco in October 2012 in a 3-in-line pack. Since then it has expanded into 3 different pack sizes following increasing demand and support. 2017 will mark the 5th year the trio work together to create donations for the cause. Over this period, they have donated in excess of £50,000. Together, they hope to continue and further their donation amount year on year.
For information on Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life visit; www.raceforlife.org.