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The local Footprint Trust charity is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
The charity hope to raise up to £4,000, to fund our Grub-Up project, which will help train young parents in basic cooking skills. The Trust has a long tradition in helping Island households who are struggling with energy bills and staying in budget, and have ran various projects giving people growing and cooking skills.
Voting is open in all Isle of Wight Tesco stores in January and February 2019and customers will 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 £63 million to more than 20,000 projects across Britain. 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.
Speaking for the Footprint Trust charity Laura Stichbury said,
“As a mum I know how difficult it can be to provide interesting healthy food for your family. Our training will be fun and not preachy, giving mums and dads same good tips along with easy to follow bargain recipes”
“We work with lots of young families as part of our energy-saving work, this project will help people making the horrendous choice between eating and heating.”
For more information on the Grub-Up please contact the Trust on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 822282 .
- The Bags of Help initiative is supported by money raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores.
- So far Bags of Help has awarded more than £63 million toover 20,000 community projects.
- For more information please visit: www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.