Hop­ing to bag a Tesco cash boost

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - YOUR NEWS -

Age Con­cern Deepings is 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. Age Con­cern Deepings is one of the groups on the short­list at the Deepings store. The group is ap­peal­ing for help to re­place an age­ing mini-bus, which is used to take el­derly res­i­dents of the Deepings on shop­ping trips, out­ings and to so­cial events. Liz Water­land, the public­ity of­fi­cer, said: “Our mini-buses are a life­line for older res­i­dents, many of whom have no ac­cess to pub­lic or pri­vate trans­port. We hope all Tesco shop­pers will vote to help us keep this vi­tal ser­vice run­ning.”

Vot­ing is open through­out Novem­ber and De­cem­ber cus­tomers cast their vote us­ing a to­ken given to them at the check-out in store.

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