Buying a Tesco carrier bag could help to improve a Hastings school

Bags of Help SUS-170322-095446001
Bags of Help SUS-170322-095446001

Sandown Primary School has been shortlisted as one of the local community causes to benefit from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

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

Three groups in every 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.

Sandhurst Primary School, would like a year-round quiet sensory garden and wildlife haven to promote health and wellbeing for their children.

They are competing against projects in the Battle area.

Netherfield C of E Primary School PTFA will use the money raised to install a running track so the children can run, walk and smile doing a Daily Mile, while Burghwood Residents Association, a rural Sheltered Scheme in Hurst Green, will use the grant to remove very steep garden steps and replace them with a winding path which would allow access for all residents, whatever their mobility.

Voting is open in stores throughout March and April. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

All Tesco stores, including Tesco Express, in Hastings, Bexhill and Battle are participating.

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £27 million to more than 3,500 projects up and down the UK.

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