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Grant from the Tesco Bags of Help Community Scheme

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects 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 390 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags. Elms Bank has been chosen as a recipient of one of these awards. The project will see the transformation of external areas outside our new extension into a Sensory Integration and Play Scape area for our Specialist Provision students.

We now need your assistance in securing the most funding possible. The public will vote in Tesco stores from 27 February until 6 March on whp should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards. Voting is simple and easy! Just visit any of the Tesco stores listed below and woth every transaction you will be given a token to vote for the project you would like to see receive funding. Online customers can vote too! Just take your Customer Delivery Note into the store and show it to a Tesco colleague in order to be given a voting token.

Make sure to spread the word to your family, friends and neighbours! For more information on the Tesco Bags of Help programme please visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.

Thank you for your continued support - let the voting begin!

Tesco stores where you can vote for the Elms Bank project: Bury Express - Brandlesholme Express - Bury Tottingham Road Express - Prestwich Bury Old Road Express - Bolton Little Lever - Radcliffe Water Street Express - Ramsbottom Metro - Bury Superstore - Prestwich Superstore

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