Schools from the local area were invited to enter the Fruity Challenge Competition to raise awareness and funds for Diabetes UK, Tesco’s National Charity Partner.
The winner of the competition held at Tesco in Pulborough were the Groovy Smoothie Team from Billingshurst Primary School.
The team of year 5 children came up with a design, name, poster and packaging to promote their product and sold it in the store.
The Groovy Smoothie consisted of orange juice, pineapple and mangoes which was very popular amongst the shoppers who stopped to taste the children’s creation.
The tasters also donated generously to raise £256.48 with the proceeds of the sales going towards the £10 million fundraising target.
“The children have had a fantastic time with this Apprentice style challenge and we are delighted to have been able to support and raise awareness for such a worthwhile cause,” said headteacher, Helen Williamson.
Richard Moore, Tesco Pulborough store manager commented: “The money raised will go towards supporting the 3.8 million people with diabetes and help people at high risk of Type 2 diabetes reduce their risk of the condition.
“It is an extremely good cause and we thank all our customers for supporting our fruity challenge this weekend.”