We hope to bag a share of Tesco’s carrier bag fund

We are delighted to have been shortlisted to receive a cash boost from the sale of Tesco carrier bags.

Three local groups have been shortlisted to receive a cash award from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative and shoppers are being invited to head along to Crawley Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant of £4000.

We are hoping to secure funding for Crawley “Twiglets” – our weekly group for families with young twins and triplets, held at Holy Trinity Church Hall in Tilgate on Thursday mornings. The group provides a special place for families to come together, and for young children to take part in messy play, rhyme time and a healthy snack.

Jacquie Thomas, Home-Start CHAMS’ Business Manager said; “We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for Tesco funding. Our Twiglets group has helped hundreds of local families with multiple birth children, and a grant will help us continue running the group throughout 2018”.

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

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £40 million to 9,700 projects up and down the UK. Alec Brown, 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 these come to life in hundreds of communities.”

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.