EASTLEIGH MP Mike Thornton will be helping volunteers as part of a fundraising event for Diabetes UK.

The Big Collection event will be at Tesco stores across the UK from tomorrow until Sunday.

Mr Thornton is asking people in Hampshire to get involved and join him at the Bursledon Towers Extra branch on Saturday from 11.30am to 12.30pm.

The aim is to dress up, have fun and carry a bucket outside the store to raise as much money as possible for Diabetes UK.

To find out more call 01372 720148 or email BigCollection@diabetes.org.uk.