We have been shortlisted for the Tesco Bags of Help initiative! Help us to WIN by voting for us at the checkout.

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We are in competition to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £4,000, up to £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects.

Three groups in every Tesco region, including us, have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout January and February. You can cast your vote using a token given at the check-out in store each time you shop.
Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £40 million to 9,700 projects up and down the UK. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

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(T.E.A.M R.I.S.E members visiting the fire station, to learn about fire safety as well as enjoying a fab tour of the station and fire engines and hearing the experiences of our brave fire fighters!)

Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco:
“We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for January and February. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury:
“We’ve been thrilled to see the diversity of projects that have applied for funding, ranging from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens, play areas and everything in between.

“We’re looking forward to learning the results of the customer vote and then supporting each group to bring their project to life.”

Are you going to be shopping at Tesco any time soon? We would be extremely grateful if you could vote for us and support T.E.A.M R.I.S.E to win! Every penny we raise helps support people with learning difficulties and other disadvantaged individuals. £4000 would make a massive difference to our members and we would be over the moon with such a generous donation. All you have to do is put a token in our box!

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Vote for us to WIN the Tesco #BagsofHelp Initiative!