Staff and customers at Aldi’s Reading store have helped to donate more than £5,500 to Teenage Cancer Trust, as part of the supermarket’s efforts to raise £5 million for the charity over five years.

Employees at the store on Bath Road joined staff across the region by taking part in a variety of fundraising initiatives, including an inflatable obstacle run, which raised £1,115 alone.

The efforts of the Reading store has helped Aldi to raise over £90,000 in the South East. This has enabled Teenage Cancer Trust to fund an additional two nurses to provide support for young people living with cancer in the region.

Aldi first began supporting Teenage Cancer Trust in January 2017, and the Reading team’s fundraising efforts have enabled Aldi to hit the £3 million national fundraising milestone just over two years later.

Fritz Walleczek, managing director of Corporate Responsibility at Aldi, said: “It’s been fantastic to see our colleagues and members of the local community coming together to support Teenage Cancer Trust, and we’re delighted that we’ve been able to support so many young people facing cancer.

“Our teams continue to come up with even more creative new ways to raise funds, and will carry on doing so to help us edge even closer to our £5 million target.”

Teenage Cancer Trust delivers world-class cancer care and support to young people diagnosed with cancer aged 13 to 24.

It works in partnership with the NHS to provide highly-trained expert staff and specialist cancer units in NHS hospitals across the UK.