Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.
Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 416 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 31st October to 13 November on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards. In total, there is over £12.5 million up for grabs.
LYMPSHAM CHURCH OF ENGLAND FIRST SCHOOL is delighted that they have been selected to be one of the final 3 entrants to win one of the amounts £12,000, £10,000 or £8000. This is for the “School Rhyne Project”, which is planned to increase and transform the current school grounds so that children have a larger and more spacious area for learning outside. The project involves extensive maintenance work as the existing rhyne currently runs through the school playground. Once the rhyne is piped and culverted, the area will need to be completely turfed so that the area is safe and space for the children is maximised.
Your vote is very important to us so PLEASE spread the word and vote for us in your local TESCO store. Voting will take place from the dates mentioned above.
Please spread the word via facebook and twitter and word of mouth.
Link to tescos bags of help site www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp
Tesco shoppers will be given a token with every transaction and encouraged to vote for the project they would like to see receive funding. The more you shop the more VOTES Lympsham will receive “Every Little Helps”!!
The following stores are where you will be able to vote:-
Broadway - Weston Super Mare
Castlemead - Worle
The pictures below show the fenced rhyne which runs through the middle of the playground restricting the amount of children’s outdoor space.