Gar­den show looks to bag shop­pers’ sup­port

Hinckley Times - - LETTERS -

A LO­CAL gar­den show is bid­ding to bag a mas­sive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help ini­tia­tive.

Stoke Gold­ing Gar­den Show is looking for sup­port for Tesco’s 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 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.

Stoke Gold­ing Gar­den Show is one of the groups on the short­list.

Cur­rently in its 87th year, Stoke Gold­ing Gar­den Show prides it­self on be­ing a tra­di­tional style pro­duce show with a ‘big heart’ which is open to ev­ery­one from be­gin­ner to ex­pert.

Ev­ery year, the show fundraises tire­lessly so that they are able to do­nate sub­stan­tial sums of money to lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions.

This year, the show’s main ben­e­fi­cia­ries will be Dorothy Good­man School and the men­tal health sup­port or­gan­i­sa­tion LAMP, as well as Stoke Gold­ing Cricket Club.

Vot­ing is open in all Tesco stores in Hinck­ley through­out Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber. Cus­tomers will cast their vote us­ing a to­ken given to them at the check-out they shop.

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has al­ready de­liv­ered over £33 mil­lion to more than 6,400 projects up and down the UK.

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 in store each time

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