Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice is bidding to bag a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative and we need your help!

Ella in TescoThree organisations in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and all you need to do is head along to your local Tesco store to vote for who you think should take away the top grant.

Voting is open in all Tesco stores from 1 November until 31 December 2018 and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Alison Goodman, Director of Income Generation and Communications at Noah’s Ark, explained: “We will use the funding to buy a wheelchair see-saw for seriously unwell children to enjoy the outdoors with their friends and family in their local children’s hospice. In 2017 Noah’s Ark began constructing a children’s hospice building called The Ark. This is set on a 7.5 acre nature reserve, enabling children and families to experience the immersive outdoors.

Tesco Bags of Help“The Ark’s Play Zone – a fully accessible outdoor play area – will allow these children to enjoy time in a natural environment. The wheelchair see-saw will be a vital item in this area, giving children the chance to participate in energetic and inclusive play, allowing them the time and space to be children and not just patients.”

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £60 million to more than 18,000 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 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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