Garden show looks to bag shoppers’ support
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