Tesco 'Bags for Help' - vote for Herbert Thompson Primary


Herbert Thomspon Primary calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s bag fund.

Herbert Thompson Primary is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative for our outdoor learning classroom.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects.

Three groups in every Tesco region 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. Herbert Thompson Primary is one of the groups on the shortlist as we want to raise money towards our outdoor learning classrooms.

Please see below a list of stores taking part in the voting on your project. 5436 CANTON EXPRESS CF5 1JG Express 2230 Cardiff CF14 3AT Extra 2242 Cardiff Canton CF11 9AN Superstore 2135 CARDIFF CREGIAU EXP CF15 9NL Express 5869 CARDIFF NORTH RD EXP CF14 3AL Express 4386 CARDIFF ST DVD HS EXP CF10 1QD Express 5703 CATHAYS TER CRDIF EXP CF24 4HZ Express 5324 CORPORATN RD CRDF EXP CF11 7AT Express 5421 Culverhouse Cross CF5 6XQ Extra 5715 ELY CARDIFF EXP CF5 5TD Express 5502 MAES Y COED CRDIF EXP CF14 4TT Express 5179 MERMAID QUAY CARD EXP CF10 5BZ Express 5268 TYN Y PARC CARDFF EXP CF14 6BN Express 3397 WHITCHURCH CARDFF EXP CF14 7BQ Express

Voting is open in all Tesco stores and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £63 million to more than 20,000 projects across Britain. 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.

Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:

“Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.

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Notes to editors:

  • The Bags of Help initiative is supported by money raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores.

  • So far Bags of Help has awarded more than £63 million to over 20,000 community projects.

  • For more information please visit: www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.

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