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Vote for Brandon Trust to bag a share of bag fund

Tesco Bags Of Help Website NewsWe're bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores - being awarded to local community projects.

Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted and shoppers are being invited to head to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

Brandon's South Gloucestershire respite project for children with learning disabilities is one of the groups on the shortlist. The project provides young people with opportunities to access a range of day trips and activities during school holidays.

How to vote

Voting is open in all Yate Tesco stores throughout November and December. Customers can cast their vote using a token given to them at the checkout in store each time they shop.

Tesco's Bags of Help project has already delivered over £36 million to nearly 8,000 projects up and down the UK. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are counted, three groups in each of the Tesco regions will be awarded funding.

Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:
"We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for November and December. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can't wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities."

Groundwork's National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:
"We've been thrilled to see the diversity of projects that have applied for funding, ranging from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens, play areas and everything in between.
"We're looking forward to learning the results of the customer vote and then supporting each group to bring their project to life."

For more information, please visit Tesco Bags of Help.

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