Harvey Girls and Dads4Dads calls out for votes to bag a share of a £12.5million carrier bag charge fund
Harvey Girls and Dads4Dads is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.
The public will vote in store from 31st October – 13th November on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards. In total, there is over £12.5 million up for grabs. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.
Harvey Girls and Dads4Dads is one of the groups on the shortlist for our region, and with the help of East Staffordshire Borough Council we are hoping to create a “Nature Walk on the Washlands”.
We are asking everyone who is involved with our charity to vote in their local Tesco store for our proposed project.
The Washlands in Burton on Trent is currently an open accessible space. Harvey Girls and Dads4Dads want to create a pushchair family friendly walk with tracker posts to follow will help local families with small children engage with the local natural environment.
If we are successful in securing the top grant from Tesco we would also facilitate a monthly walking event for the families that access our services and we are hoping to host an annual “Picnic in the Park” event.
Ian North, Chief Executive of Harvey Girls and Dads4Dads had this to say, “Each year our existing outreach service supports 180 hard to reach families, and over 80 parents and 130 children benefit from our sessional support services. Many of our service users have asked us about local accessible pushchair and health walks – the location of this proposed project is within walking distance of many of our families, and would benefit all local residents, not just our beneficiaries. We would really appreciate the local community’s support in this project”.
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