KIND-HEARTED people in Ilminster helped raise £1,000 for Diabetes UK at Tesco.

The collection was part of a nationwide fundraising event for the charity and this year took place in 328 Tesco stores across the UK to mark Diabetes Week.

Phaedra Perry, team leader for the collection in Ilminster, said: “I would personally like to thank the volunteers who gave up their time to help collect donations at the Tesco superstore over the weekend.”

They raised £900 and Ilminster Lions gave a further £100.