The Royal Star & Garter Homes is bidding 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 £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.
The Royal Star & Garter Homes is one of the groups on
The Charity cares for ex-Servicemen and women and their
partners living with disability or dementia. Money from the Tesco Bags of Help
initiative will go towards funding a new minibus for the Home in Surbiton.
Caley Eldred is Director of Supporter Engagement at the
Charity. She said: “We’re so excited to be part of the Tesco Bags of Help
programme. We need to replace our minibus so we can continue taking residents
on outings and activities, and to vital medical appointments. We’re hoping as
many people as possible can pop their tokens in for The Royal Star & Garter
Voting is open in all Tesco stores from 1 January to 28
February 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
Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:
“Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain to
improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of
projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to
create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of
the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local 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
You can vote for The Royal Star & Garter Homes at the
following Tesco stores:
Chessington Hook Express, Hook Road, Chessington
Tesco Express, Richmond Road, Kingston
New Malden Express, High Street, New Malden
Norbiton Express, The Triangle, Kingston
Surbiton Hook Road Express, Hook Road
Tolworth Esso Express, The Broadway, Tolworth
Worcester Park Express, Malden Road, Worcester