Vote to help Bredon Cricket Club get Tesco Bags of Help money

Tesco Bags of Help money will help provide new practice nets at Bredon Cricket Club
Children lend a hand to tidy up the club’s existing practice nets, but a major renovation is needed

Tesco Bags of Help

Bredon Cricket Club are bidding for 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 £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.

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

Bredon Cricket Club is one of the groups on the shortlist.

We will use the money from Tesco to renovate our practice nets.

Club chairman Neil Hall said: “Our nets are in a dire state, and are holding back the development of cricket at Bredon.

“A players’ meeting earlier this year decided replacing the nets should be the club’s key goal for the season. So we are delighted and grateful that this funding from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme will help us achieve our goal.

“We are now looking forward to urging the community to get behind us to help us win the maximum £5,000 grant.”

Voting is open in stores throughout March and April. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out each time they shop.

Tesco in Bishop’s Cleeve, near Cheltenham, is taking part and is one of the closest to Bredon. The store at Evesham is also taking part.

Tesco Bags of Help project has already delivered £27 million to more than 3,500 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 collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

Lindsey Crompton, head of community at Tesco, said: “We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for March and April. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see them 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.”

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

 

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