Cerebral Palsy Sport calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s Community Fund

Cerebral Palsy Sport calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s Community Fund

Friday 11th October 2019

Cerebral Palsy Sport are bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grant initiative.

To celebrate Tesco’s Centenary, the supermarket has teamed up with Groundwork to deliver a special voting round of its community funding scheme which will see grants of £25,000, £15,000 and £10,000 awarded to community projects.

Three groups in each 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.

Cerebral Palsy Sport is one of the charities on the shortlist.

Cerebral Palsy Sport’s On Your Marks Cerebral Palsy RaceRunning Project is for children and young people with cerebral palsy to try inclusive RaceRunning to help them discover the joys of sport.

Ali Talbot, Cerebral Palsy Sport’s Chief Executive said:

“We are delighted that our On Your Marks RaceRunning Project has been chosen for the public vote at part of Tesco’s Centenary Bags for Help Centenary Grant scheme. RaceRunning is an adapted and inclusive athletics activity where people with cerebral palsy are able to run and be active using a RaceRunner. A RaceRunner is a three wheeled frame with no pedals where the individual is supported by a saddle and body plate. RaceRunning enables people with physical disabilities to change from passive spectators to active participants and we want to reach so many more people through this project. Please support us with your token in store to help change lives”.

Voting is open in all Tesco stores in October, November and December across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland 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 provided over £75 million to more than 25,000 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 contributes funds to community projects up and down the country and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers voting in their local stores. We’re looking forward to seeing more projects brought to life.”

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 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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