Tesco Bags of Help scheme

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags.  [ http://www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp ]

The Bobby Scheme has been selected to be one of 3 charities in the region to go forward to a vote in Tesco stores where their customers will decide the outcome by voting for their favourite project each time they shop. Voting will take place from May  7th to June 30th .  The project with the highest number of votes across your region will receive up to £4,000, the second placed project up to £2,000 and the third placed project £1,000.

Our project is to supply and fit key safes for vulnerable adults in the county who are unable to pay for them.  Key safes allow carers to access the home and enable the person to remain in there rather than go into residential care. They also allow hospitals to discharge patients quickly and stop bed blocking. Many older people are unable to purchase and have fitted a keysafe and often leave their external doors unlocked, even at night. This leaves them very vulnerable and potential victims of crime. Fitting a keysafe will improve the health, quality of life and safety of vulnerable adults and help them to remain independent

The stores that are taking part in our project are:

PETERBOROUGH SERPENTINE GREEN     PE7 8BD

PETERBOROUGH METRO   PE1 1TA

PETERBOROUGH OUNDLE ROAD       PE2 9PJ

STANGROUND EXPRESS             PE2 8RJ

WISTOW WAY ORTON EXPRESS               PE2 6XN

To vote, you will need to make a purchase within store of any value. You will receive one token per transaction and it’s not necessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token.

The voting will start on May 7th .Please do shop in these stores during May/ June and vote for the Bobby Scheme. If you know of anyone else who may shop at Tescos, please do tell them to vote

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