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More than 100 Tesco staff run Race For Life in memory of colleague, 23

PUBLISHED: 13:50 09 June 2015 | UPDATED: 13:50 09 June 2015

Emma Swain

Emma Swain

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Emma Swain was store manager's daughter

MORE than 100 members of staff at Tesco in Beckenham are running the Race for Life this weekend in memory of a young colleague.

Emma Swain, the daughter of store manager Darren Swain, was 23 when she lost her fight with cancer last year.

She had worked as a customer assistant at the petrol station at the store in Croydon Road for eight years.

Staff take part in the race each year and Emma herself took part last year – having already been diagnosed with cervical cancer. The team hope to raise £3,000 this time.

Mr Swain is throwing a party afterwards to thank his colleagues, of whom he says he is immensely proud.

“Since losing Emma, I have been overwhelmed by the support I have received from the Tesco team, from the UK HR director to my store employees who knew her personally,” he said.

“The Race for Life brings us together in a celebratory way to remember Emma, and also raises funds to help Cancer Research UK beat the disease.”

The five-kilometre race takes place at Crystal Palace Stadium on Sunday.

To sponsor the Tesco team, visit www.justgiving.com/emma-swain91/

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