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


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

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