Tesco Bags of Help – We’re shortlisted!

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Sydenham Garden has been shortlisted for a public vote in Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative!

Vote in Tesco stores 31st October – 13th November to help us win the top prize.

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions 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 416 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 31st October to 13th November on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards. In total, there is over £12.5 million up for grabs.

How will this award help us?

This award will be put to good use. Group sessions are run for over 150 different co-workers (the name we give our beneficiaries). Co-workers are referred for mental health reasons, or with dementia. Co-workers experience recovery and improved wellbeing through our community. Many people are referred to us with mobility issues, and some of our site is inaccessible. Our activity space is also too small and inappropriate for such large numbers.

The Bags of Help award will go towards rectifying these issues and improving our access. We are really excited by the prospect of improving what we can offer, which will include a whole new covered activity space. The activitiy space will will be used for groups to cook, to do craft and for some training. Some paths around our Resource Centre and Nature Reserve are not suitable for people with mobility needs. Therefore improving access will also be a focus point of the award. Voting for us means supporting people recovering from mental ill health and improving wellbeing for those with dementia.

To find out more about Bags of Help, and to find out how to vote go to: www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp

Vote for us in the following stores:

EXPRESS STORES:
BELL GRN CATFORD EXPRESS; FOREST HILL EXPRESS; GROVE PARK EXPRESS; LOAMPIT VALE EXPRESS; DOWNHAM BROMLY RD EXPRESS; HITHER GREEN LANE EXPRESS; LEWISHAM WAY EXPRESS; SYDENHAM EXPRESS; DEPTFORD HIGH ST EXPRESS; LEWISHAM HIGH ST EXPRESS; CATFORD RUSHEY RD EXPRESS; MARINE WHARF EXPRESS and SYDENHAM ROAD EXPRESS.

SUPERSTORES:
CATFORD & LEWISHAM.

Sydenham Garden

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