Bags of Help Results

The Mark Townsend Charitable Trust bags £4000 from Tesco’s community grant scheme!

The Mark Townsend Charitable Trust  is delighted to announce it has bagged £4000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.

Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s provided more than £48 million to over 13,000 local community projects.

Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores up and down the country and it can now be revealed The Mark Townsend Charitable Trust has been awarded £4000

Work will now begin on bringing the project to life.

“The committee at TMTCT have talked at length to decide how the grant will be spent – the vast majority going towards donations within the local community and those who need it most. The remainder will be spent within the realm of Mental Health and bringing awareness to a hugely misunderstood subject.

They are completely overwhelmed with the support within the local community during the voting months in the Bags of Help project and want to thank everyone – it really wouldn’t be possible without you”

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Alec Brown, Tesco’s Head of Community, said:

“Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community. We can’t wait to see the projects come to life.”

Voting ran in stores throughout January and February with customers choosing which local project they would like to get the top award using a token given to them at the checkout.

Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups each time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions are awarded funding.

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:

“Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down the UK to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”

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.

Issued by The Mark Townsend Charitable Trust

For further information please contact:

themarktownsendcharitabletrust@hotmail.com