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Copdock and Washbrook Preschool bags £2000 from Tesco’s community grant scheme

Copdock and Washbrook Preschool is delighted to announce it has bagged £2000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.

Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s provided more than £40 million to over 9,700 local community projects.

Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores up and down the country and it can now be revealed Copdock and Washbrook Preschool has been awarded £2000.

Work will now begin on bringing the project to life.

Thank you Tesco’s and to everyone who voted for our project.

The money we received will help us improve the outdoor environment and provision at Preschool/ Out of School Club.
We are planning to purchase some new scooters for the children at Preschool.  These are special sturdy scooters that will provide many years of fun, energetic and active play.

The seating area is due for an update, our benches are broken and the seats are too high for the young children who attend the setting.  We are going to replace the furniture with functional and practical bench tables so the children can enjoy snacks and meals outside.  We will be purchasing seating made from recycled materials.

The third strand of our project is to update and enhance the Mud Kitchen.  This is a well loved area used by all ages of children at the Preschool and Out of School Club.  Currently our shelving units are collapsing and the area is in need of a face lift.
Watch this space.

Alec Brown, Tesco’s Head of Community, 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. We can’t wait to see the projects come to life.”
Voting ran in stores throughout September and October with customers choosing which local project they would like to get the top award using a token given to them at the checkout.

Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups each time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions are awarded funding.

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: 

“Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down the UK 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 thrive.”

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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